New improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct will continue. The Fort Heritage Precinct washrooms are now complete and open to the public. The parking lot at the Warden’s house will be improved, paved and made more accessible with the addition of mobility challenged parking stalls and ramps to the sidewalks. New trails throughout the site will also be added which will make it easier for visitors to navigate the site. Visitors with strollers and wagons and those with mobility challenges will be able to access all parts of the site all year round. The work on the parking lot and trails is planned to begin on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and be expected to be completed by mid-June.
“We have an amazing site for people to explore. These improvements will make it easier for residents and visitors to experience the NWMP Fort and the Village. Being a year round site, trails will make it so much more accessible for all,” says Diane Yanch, Culture Director.
The next phase of the improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct will be the addition of lights to the trails and entrance and directional signage for the site. Fifty percent of the funding ($207,000) for the accessibility improvements was received from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.