The City of Prince Albert has announced the second of several local community enhancement projects under a new three-year partnership agreement with Husky Energy.
The city announced Tuesday morning the Ella Muzzy paddling pool will be replaced with a new spray park. Work will begin in the spring and Mayor Greg Dionne said the City will incorporate some ideas from the public on the new park’s design and features.
Under the new agreement, Husky Energy will foot the bill for the new spray park at an estimated cost of $300,000.
Dionne said the new facility will be bigger with added features and will be yet another improvement to the Kinsmen Park area, where the city already put millions toward a new playground, new washrooms, waterslides and the newly-opened pool at the Kinsmen Water Park.
“It’s going to be a state-of-the-art splash park,” Dionne said at the announcement in Kinsmen Park Monday. “This certainly will be the jewel and the place to go for summer entertainment.”
The paddling pool was built in 1968 and Dionne said the city will keep the Ella Muzzy moniker, although the name could be combined with a new name once the facility is complete.
“It is part of our history, so we will be keeping it as part of our history and recognition,” Dionne added.
Ward 4 City Coun. Don Cody said the paddling pool was named after a local councillor who gave much of her time to causes in Prince Albert. Ella Muzzy was a local city councillor from 1937 to 1942.
“The thought behind it was, let’s name it after someone famous like that," Cody said.
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