LeRoy Leisureland receives prestigious honour
With a lot of hard work and tremendous support from the immediate and surrounding area, LeRoy Leisureland was selected as the Regional Parks of Saskatchewan’s 2018 Park on the Move. Presented in recognition of a regional park that has survived a severe low or hard time and as a result has bounced back to grow as a successful park, LeRoy Leisureland was recognized for its work at the Regional Parks of Saskatchewan’s awards banquet Apr. 13.
General Manager of LeRoy Leisureland Regional Park, Kevin Harcourt said receiving the award shows the tremendous support from the area and it is also a reward for the staff that have worked so hard to make the place a positive and attractive destination to visit.
With a campground, golf course, pool, restaurant and events centre, Harcourt said, “Over the years we have worked with our staff to provide the public an entertaining and positive experience. Along with that, we have built the LeRoy Credit Union Events Centre to accommodate family reunions, corporate events and all our events. We have 25 modern golf carts for rent so we can host good sized tournaments. On the grounds, we have redone our bunkers with new sand and drainage, combined with a fertilizer chemical and irrigation maintenance program and professional outside staff. Because of that, it has put the golf course in a very inviting light. We have also redone our beach style swimming pool so now we are in a position to have swimming lessons. LeRoy Leisureland also has good modern equipment so we can take care of the park.”
With a vision by community leaders, the Kinsmen and founding governing bodies like the Rural Municipalities of LeRoy, Prairie Rose, Wolverine and St. Peters along with the villages and towns of LeRoy, Jansen, St. Gregor and Englefeld, Harcourt said, “Those groups have been a huge help since the park was formed and we are very grateful for that. It has been the vision, hard work, volunteers and financial commitments of people and organizations that have brought it through the ups and downs and now into the future.”
Located six kilometres west of LeRoy with a nine hole golf course, Harcourt said there is a lot to discover for people wanting to check out the park.
“Combine the golf course with a nice campground, beach volleyball, a beach style swimming pool, restaurant, an events centre and you have a very accommodating family place to enjoy. We have also developed a website (www.leroygolf. com) and also a Facebook page. We open as early as possible in the spring and are totally dependent on the weather but we try and stay open into October. We have 10 full time and part-time employees and what makes me most proud is four of our older employees were born and raised in the community. They take great pride in their work and treat it like their own. Receiving the Park On The Move award was only possible because of our employees, our board, governing partners and great sponsors for men’s, ladies, mixed nights and golf tournaments along with the great customers and staff from all the surrounding area.”