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Updated: 10/12/2018

The Foothills Kinettes Water Tower Park is now open!

UPDATE

Wednesday, September 19, 2028

Foothills Kinettes Water Tower Park Grand Opening CANCELLED

HIGH RIVER, AB: Due to the forecasted weather on Saturday, September 22, The Town of High River and Foothills Kinettes have decided to cancel the grand opening celebration of the Foothills Kinettes Water Tower Park. There will no longer be an event Saturday, September 22 to celebrate the completion and opening of the new High River park.

An opening celebration will be rescheduled for Spring 2019. Please watch for details on highriver.ca or follow us on Facebook.

We apologize for the bad news, but still invite High River residents and visitors to stop by the park for a visit test out the new play equipment and 71-ft. zip-line when they can.

The new sod needs some more time to root so that it does not get damaged and the park will not open at least until after the October long weekend, if the weather cooperates.  The Town will share updates as soon as they are available.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Foothills Kinettes Water Tower Park grand opening set for Sept. 22

HIGH RIVER, AB: On Saturday, September 22, the Town of High River and Foothills Kinettes will celebrate the grand opening of the new Foothills Kinettes Water Tower Park, located at the corner of 8 Avenue and 3 Street S.E. The new park was designed based on the thoughts and ideas High River residents provided during various engagement opportunities.

The new park features a brand new, accessible play structure and a 71-ft. zip-line – one of the first in Southern Alberta. Eventually, benches, tables and proper lighting will also adorn the luscious open green space of the park to allow residents the option of having a family picnic or friendly football game with friends and neighbours.

“It’s been quite a journey to get here,” says Tannas Webb, parks supervisor with the Town. “But, thanks to the Foothills Kinettes it’s been made possible. We now have a space that provides not only a place for kids to play, but a wonderful space for residents to enjoy nature in the middle of town.”

The new park was named in honour of the Foothills Kinettes, who conducted engagement with the community and raised funds to support the park development.

“In the true spirit of what the Foothills Kinettes stand for – ‘serving the community’s greatest need’ – we have revitalized the former Water Tower site in a way that enriches the vibrancy of High River and gives back to the community,” says Jenny Jones with the Kinettes. “The community has a new place to use, enjoy and most importantly, (re)connect with one another.”

The Town of High River and Foothills Kinettes invite the public and media to the park site on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the park, and also test out the new play equipment and zip-line. Food and beverages will be available thanks to the following event sponsors: Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual, Tim Horton’s, Canadian Tire Jumpstart, Foothills Signs, Sobeys and Nanton Spring Water.

For more information about the new park, please visit highriver.ca

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