Lacombe County Council adopted the Anderson Park Recreational Plan which is the development of a formal recreational area on a 21-acre site located on the east side of Gull Lake adjacent to New Saratoga and Wilson’s Beach.
July 2017 Update
Lacombe County Council decided to defer the further study into a potential boat launch at Anderson Park. This boat launch was considered for the east shore of Gull Lake at the County-run Anderson Park, which is located between the Wilson’s Beach and New Saratoga residential subdivisions.
At the June 22, 2017, Council meeting, Council discussed the completed portions of the background study - the Anderson Park Biophysical Assessment - Final and Anderson Park Boat Ramp and Inland Marina Conceptual Options Report. Council has determined they will not be proceeding with the project to provide boat access to the lake, and there will be no further action at this time.
“When we looked into the idea of a boat launch, we wanted to know if we could do it,” explained Reeve Paula Law. “With that information in hand, Council is taking time to re-evaluate all of our recreation commitments regarding lake access in order to select the best allocation of these resources.”
In 2016, County Council began the investigation into the potential construction of a boat launch and inland marina at the site. This boat launch was part of the development of these lands, which were gifted to the County from Mr. Jack Anderson. Despite the delay of a boat launch, the County has successfully developed a formal recreation area that will benefit local residents and the general public, as Gull Lake is a valuable natural resource for everyone.
While work will not be undertaken on providing boat access to the lake at this time, our team has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the upland area amenities at Anderson Park. The official grand opening of Anderson Park will be held on August 18, 2017, but the park is already open for the public to use and enjoy.
The County is pleased to advise that SNC-Lavalin Inc. has been contracted as the consulting firm to investigate the feasibility of a boat launch & inland marina at Anderson Park.
Situated on the east shore of Gull Lake, Anderson Park is located between the Wilson’s Beach and New Saratoga residential subdivisions. As part of the development of these lands, the County is currently developing a formal recreation area that will benefit local residents and the general public, as Gull Lake is a valuable natural resource for everyone.