Lacombe County Councillor Keith Stephenson, Lacombe Legion President Kathy Hobbs and Lacombe County Reeve Paula Law broke ground on a new playground at the Sunset Legion Campground on Gull Lake. Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

Lacombe Legion breaks ground on new $33,000 campground playground

Lacombe County contributes $15,000 towards revitalization project

The Lacombe Legion Branch #79, along with representatives from Lacombe County, recently broke ground on a new playground at the Sunset Legion Campground on Gull Lake.

The $33,000 expansion and revitalization of the camp’s playground will help serve the hundreds of kids who stay at the campground throughout the summer months.

“It is an expansion of the existing playground and it is also bringing some of the more mature playground equipment up to code,” Branch #79 President Kathy Hobbs said. “This is area is accessed by the public from Lacombe and all of the surrounding area.”

The groundbreaking comes after a year of fundraising by Legion and also the contribution of $15,000 from Lacombe County.

“We have been fundraising for over a year and the County was our biggest contributor. We have also had garage sales, raffles and we even raffled off one of our camping sites,” Hobbs said.

County Reeve Paula Law said the Legion Campground is important to Lacombe County.

“The Lacombe Legion has been operating this campground for many years and they do such a great job at it,” Law said. “This beautiful place is where a lot of people of all ages can come and enjoy, so we are very happy to provide support for the new playground.”

Hobbs said the Legion membership have been very excited to get this project going.

“We had to come up with 20 volunteers and they are very keen. A lot of the members come out here,” she said, adding they also received a lot of volunteer support throughout the fundraising stage.

“They have done a tonne of fundraising and it is great when you get support from the community and groups putting it together,” Law said.

“We are very happy to be able to partner with them.”



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