The long-expected Carlyle Spray Park opened to public use on June 1 at 3 p.m.
Carlyle Spray Park, which took about a month to construct, and was delayed due to COVID-19, has been busy since it open. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the only rules, according to Jennifer Sedor, the Mayor of Carlyle, are: “No glass bottles. Don’t bring your dog … [and] play safe.”
Plans on the Spray Park started around January but were delayed due to COVID restrictions. However, the town was able to get government funding through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) and was still able to finish the park for the summer of 2021.
Sedor also added that she believes the Carlyle Spray Park has great potential for the community, in business, but also in building relationships with people within the community.
“I really think it’s going to be a coming together point in our community. I really do. I think it’s something that is pre-packed. It’s acceptable for all age groups. It’s acceptable for all activity levels … for every income level … Especially after this pandemic, it’s good to be able to meet up with your neighbours … I think it’s going to be a wonderful point of interest.
“I think it’s going to be a tourism draw. I think it’s going to boost sales on our Main Street, because it’s so close to Main Street … I think it’ll be a boost to our campgrounds … [it’s] one more reason to camp in Carlyle.”