The provincial government is investing more than $4 million into Grand Beach Provincial Park, which sees hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
“With kilometres of pristine, white sand, Grand Beach is a popular summer hangout for hundreds of thousands of people. I want this to be a place that Manitoba families and visitors to our province will continue to enjoy each season,” said Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh.
“That’s why we’re making the beach more accessible with a fully paved area from the parking lot to the new boardwalk and creating a waterfront family picnic plaza and play area.”
The entry plaza will get a facelift with a historical railroad design. A wide, paved walkway will be added from the parking lot to the plaza and then on to the west end of the boardwalk, as well as a full accessible ramp that rolls out onto the beach.
The Derelict beach hotel will be demolished, making way for a new waterfront family picnic area with shade, benches, tables and fire pits. A playground will also be built using cottonwood trees and boulders from flood-ravaged St. Ambroise Provincial Park.