Celebrating Gas City Campground Re-Opening
Medicine Hat – This afternoon Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston officially opened the renovated area of Gas City Campground.
Made possible by a $200,000 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program contribution, as well as funding by the Province of Alberta, the project involved the upgrading of water, power and sewer for the campground.
“By investing in recreational amenities such as the Gas City Campground, campers will be able to engage in active lifestyles and social opportunities for generations to come,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada.
“There are few – if any – visitors to the Gas City Campground who don’t speak glowingly about this oasis on the prairies,” said Medicine Hat MLA Robert Wanner. “It speaks volumes that a publicly-owned facility like this can garner wide support from municipal, provincial and federal elected representatives who will back a government-run amenity of this calibre.”
“With these upgrades, including 15 sites to 50 amp power service, we will meet industry standards and give visitors what they are asking for,” said Mayor Clugston. “Thanks to these contributions, we were also able to add water and sewer to some sites plus restoration and repairs to existing irrigation, turf and roadway that were disturbed during the construction.”
The Gas City Campground was constructed in 1987 and is a premier campground in Medicine Hat with 96 large well-treed sites. Recently awarded a 'silver medal" by RV West Reader's Choice Awards, it is also a favorite of local campers who will reserve a weekend spot at the campground or participate in the "Check out your camper weekend" promotion in early June. The campground encourages out of town campers to stay additional days and enjoy the many tourism opportunities in the community.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation.
For further information, please contact:
Manager of Parks Planning and Development
City of Medicine Hat