Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 3, 2014

Rotary Park in Whitecourt

Quite a few years ago when Millar Western Forest Products rebuilt their saw mill, they took the gravel from this area leaving a BIG pond that naturally flushes itself through the gravel to the Athabasca River. The Town of Whitecourt and MWFP worked out a deal where the Town made a Park within the Town, not more than three blocks from the down town area.
 There is a covered picnic area ( Yes, Virginia, it does get HOT and Sunny in the North)
 Every spring they put 1500 Rainbow Trout in the pond for fishing. The limits are 5 per day and the fishermen must be under 14 accompanied by an adult.
 The fountain is kind of cool.
 There are two water slides, one fast and the other slightly slower.
 Kids on their floats now and then get caught in the back eddies and have to be rescued by somebody bigger coming down and bumping them out, or by an adult on shore.
They built a fabulous climbing playground, the biggest that I have seen any where.
 There is also a splash pool with water guns and a big bucket
When the bucket dumps, there are lots of squeals and for the unwary, the chance to be knocked over.
You know, the best of all, IT'S ALL FREE!
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