By David Klassen
It took a few years, but the day-use areas at St. Ambroise Beach Provincial Park have reopened following the 2011 flood.
Repairs included demolition of all buildings destroyed by the flood, cleanup of all flood debris, restoration of the main park entry road and parking lot, shoreline and beach cleanup, and the construction of washroom facilities.
The Manitoba government spent $300,000 on repairs, which take into account any future flood risks at the park.
“The damage from the 2011 flood was severe, but the day-use areas of the park are once again open to the public,” said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh.
“Planning is underway to ensure people are once again able to camp at St. Ambroise Beach by 2015.”
Future work to redevelop the park will include new campsites and a playground, a picnic shelter, a campground office and a new water supply system, as well as electrical and plumbing repairs.