New from the FABuLAS team

Submitted by Lorraine Desaulniers
Director, FABuLAS

Over the fall & winter FABuLAS committee members met regularly to plan the next fascinating developments for the Honey Capital Park.

In a little over 3 years the Honey Capital Park has acquired:

– a splash park complete with recirculation system, mechanical building & washroom
– a NEW beehive tower with state-of-the art rubber fall surface
– a designated toddler play area with safe rubber surface
– various trees & sod
– a unique and inviting legacy lane
– locally designed/fabricated fencing that keeps the kids safe and honors our major sponsors
– a benefactor wall recognizing all sponsors and a beekeepers’ panel that has interesting bee facts

And NOW we focus on equipment that will provide for different interests & skills.

We will be installing a challenging climbing structure (the REV8), swing sets & soccer nets.

This NEXT DEVELOPMENT at the Honey Capital Park will begin as soon as weather permits.

The equipment has been ordered and delivered – just waiting to be installed.

The swings and climber will be on a safe rubber surface just like that at the beehive tower.

We will also be adding more benches and tables.

The west side of the fence (adjacent to the recreation complex parking lot) will be completed and the FINAL Legacy Lane leading from this entrance will be installed.

So 2018 is your last chance to ‘PUT YOUR MARK IN THE PARK’ by having your family, child or business names inscribed in the bricks that will make up the lane.

Of course this is not possible without fundraising and the support from all who volunteer and participate in the initiatives.

The Mother’s Day Flower Basket campaign ended on February 27th. (for those who have placed orders, your baskets will be available for pick up on May 10th at the Honey Capital Park.)

Another popular event is the annual Family Quad Rally which will be in Whitemud on June 2nd.

It’s a great opportunity for spending valuable time with family and friends and just have fun all while helping raise money for the park.

Our Legacy Lane Brick Sales campaign continues through spring and summer but don’t wait too long. The deadline to purchase a brick is August 15th.

Thanks to all for your support!

And thanks to our local municipalities and provincial government for the grants and in-kind contributions.

The Falher Town Council has established the operation season for the Richardson Pioneer Spray Park.

It will open on June 15, 2018 and the last chance to splash will be September 4, 2018.

We’d like to remind park users that the Richardson Pioneer Spray Park runs on a recirculation system which means that the water is re-used.

Just like the swimming pool, the water is tested daily and must meet Alberta Health standards in order to continue operation.

Any contaminants such as urine, feces and even dirt will affect the water readings which could result in shut down.

Serious contamination would force us to shut down for up to a week or more because the entire tank needs to be emptied, flushed, refilled and re-tested.

This is not only disappointing for the children; it is costly. So please familiarize yourselves with the rules posted on the sign in the park. This is your park – help take care of it and if you see any abuse or misuse of any kind, we encourage you to report it at the Town Office.


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