Grand Beach Boardwalk to Reopen by Summer

Work continues on the Grand Beach boardwalk Monday, May 30, 2011. (CHRISD.CA)
Grand Beach, as seen in this July 25, 2010 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

The boardwalk at Grand Beach is nearly complete after a “weather bomb” destroyed it last October. The reconstruction is part of a $100 million plan by the Manitoba government to improve provincial parks over the next five years.

Grand Beach Provincial Park will undergo a three-phase rejuvenation, including the strengthened, paved boardwalk at a cost of approximately $2.7 million. It’s expected the boardwalk will reopen within the next two weeks.

The second phase will include an extension of the boardwalk, where additional plaza space will be built east of the current structure. Permanent umbrella shade structures, additional seating, picnic areas and planting will provide visitors with more space to enjoy a better beach experience. Upgrades will also include better access to the beach and improvements to volleyball court surfacing and lighting.

The final phase will see infrastructure throughout the park be enhanced, including road repairs, campsite enhancements and waste-water treatment upgrades.

The approximate cost for all repairs and improvements in the three phases is $10.5 million.

About 400,000 people visit the provincial park every year.


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