Pogadl Park

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In 2016, members of the Pogadl family generously donated 20 acres of land to the Town of Sylvan Lake. They made the donation in the name of Ed and Glenda Pogadl for a sports and recreation park. Pogadl park is a long-term project spanning many years.

Why?

  • Provides recreational facilities for sport, athletes, spectators,

  • Attracts and welcomes visitors to the Town

  • Retains significant natural features within the plan area for educational and ecological purposes

  • Provides overnight camping

  • Connects to the existing trail system


What facilities are complete?

  • Recreation facilities including baseball, slo-pitch, soccer, football and more

  • Co-operators Play Zone splash park and playground

  • Sylvan Lake Gulls Stadium


What facilities are planned?

  • Soccer fields, football field and building, court sports

  • Town facilities on site for maintenance equipment and supplies


When will the gravel road in front of Pogadl park get paved?


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In 2016, members of the Pogadl family generously donated 20 acres of land to the Town of Sylvan Lake. They made the donation in the name of Ed and Glenda Pogadl for a sports and recreation park. Pogadl park is a long-term project spanning many years.

Why?

  • Provides recreational facilities for sport, athletes, spectators,

  • Attracts and welcomes visitors to the Town

  • Retains significant natural features within the plan area for educational and ecological purposes

  • Provides overnight camping

  • Connects to the existing trail system


What facilities are complete?

  • Recreation facilities including baseball, slo-pitch, soccer, football and more

  • Co-operators Play Zone splash park and playground

  • Sylvan Lake Gulls Stadium


What facilities are planned?

  • Soccer fields, football field and building, court sports

  • Town facilities on site for maintenance equipment and supplies


When will the gravel road in front of Pogadl park get paved?


Learn about the project


  • December 2023 Update

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    Pogadl Park phase 3 construction is underway, with a new end date of July 2024 for phase 3. We hope to open the campground and tournament house in the summer of 2024.

    Completed Tasks:

    • Detailed design
    • Electrical primary
    • Installation of water, storm, and sanitary lines
    • RV campground loop paving

    In progress:

    • RV campground construction
      • RV pad paving
      • Landscaping
    • Tournament house construction
      • Roads, parking lot, and trails
      • Landscaping and irrigation
      • Electrical secondary


    Future campground site



    South storm pond and tournament house




  • How did the Town get the land?

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    How did the Town get the land?

    • The Town acquired land to develop the 80-acre sport and recreation park:
    • In 2016, members of the Pogadl family generously donated 20 acres of land to the Town of Sylvan Lake. They made the donation in the name of Ed and Glenda Pogadl for the purpose of constructing a sports and recreation park
    • The Town purchased 54 more acres of land (at $20,000 per acre) and received 6 acres as a Municipal Reserve contribution. A 2016 land appraisal identified the market value for the lands at $20,000 per acre

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  • The design plan

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    Pogadl Park is becoming our hub for outdoor activities.

    • The 2013-2017 Council Strategic Priorities identified the need to find a location for more baseball diamonds
    • The 2018-2021 Council Strategic Plan made Pogadl Park a priority, "the complete design, and construction of Pogadl Park, Phase 1, including detailed design, Outline Plan, campgrounds, ball diamonds, soccer fields, washrooms, and parking lot."
    • The baseball diamonds at Four Seasons Park were constructed in the mid 1980s. The park can’t expand because being close to a main road creates safety concerns
    • The 2019 Capital Budget included funding for phase one


    Public engagement
    We talked to the public, including user groups, and Sylvan Lakers in general about their needs and wants. Public engagement opportunities included:

    • Met with local user groups
    • Hosted concept design workshops
    • Delivered an online survey to collect feedback
    • Hosted an open house and free BBQ to showcase ideas and to allow the public to share their thoughts
    • Talked with the executive of the Sylvan Lake Spray Park Committee


    Approved Design Concept

    • After talking to the public and the Spray Park Committee, the Town developed a design concept to meet our community's needs


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  • Project documents

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    Pogadl Park project documents:


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  • Budget

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    Pogadl Park is our flagship project. It could not be completed in one construction season and was split into many phases. Planned budgets are estimates.

    Total budget for 2017 - 2028: $33,890,360

    2028 Phase 5

    • Budget: $9,000,000
    • Funding Source: Reserves, Grants, Sponsorships, Municipal Partners
    • Progress: Planning / scheduled

    2026 Phase 4

    • Budget: $8,000,000
    • Funding Source: Reserves, Grants, Sponsorships, Municipal Partners
    • Progress: Planning / scheduled

    2023 Phase 3

    • Budget: $7,000,000
    • Funding Source: Public debt borrowing
    • Progress: Underway

    2021 - 2022 Phase 2

    • Budget: $3,580,000
    • Funding Source: Reserves and grants, Red Deer County, Lacombe County
    • Progress: Complete

    2017 Phase 1

    • Budget: $6,310,360
    • Funding Source: Reserves and grants, Red Deer County, Lacombe County
    • Progress: Complete


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Page last updated: 15 Apr 2024, 11:35 AM