One of the most popular places in Drumheller in the summer, both for tourists and residents with children, is the Rotary Spray Park in front of the Aquaplex. However, it's not as much for parents who have to stand in the hot sun while their kids cool off.
That is about to change thanks to the local club and Rotary in general.
"We've applied to the District and received a grant back from them for $7,500 and we're putting in $2,500 for a total of $10,000 to take and move existing trees that the Town owns up at the Penitentiary and we're going to move them down to the Spray Park," reported club member Ken Briault.
"The trees are mature so we're going to have instant shade when they come down there," he added. "The Town has to hire a contractor to come in and move all these trees for us and it takes quite a bit of time, so that's where the money is going to be spent, and it won't take long to use up $10,000."
Earlier this summer, the Town of Drumheller resurfaced the Spray Park to remove a slipping hazard and Briault said this finishes the project.
"If we don't spend all of that money we're going to take the excess and purchase benches or tables for down there too, which is also needed," he told Drum FM. "As everybody knows, when it's 35 degrees outside that shade is worth a million dollars."

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