Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan
Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan
  

Jean Louis Légaré Regional Park

Our park is set in dense trees only 2 km South West of town. The park boasts a large picnic and play area making it a great place for family reunions or other gatherings. Hike the great coulees that are a part of the Big Muddy Valley. A great place for camera buffs and bird watchers. Pets are permitted in the Park.

 

Contact Information:
Box 93
Willow Bunch, SK S0H 4K0

Cell: (306) 640-7268

Season: Victoria Day - Labour Day

Location:
The park is located
2km south west of town.


Facilities:

camping - Electrical Sites, Non-Electrical Sites, Full Service Sites, Drive Thru Sites, Overflow Sites, Picnic Area, Playground, Showers, Modern Washrooms, Nature Trails, Firewood, Sewer dump station.
golf - 9 Golf Holes With Grass Greens, Golf Cart Rentals, Golf Club Rentals, Food Service.
swimming (in town) - Outdoor pool, Swimming lessons, Lifeguards.

Fees:

(All fees include taxes. Prices subject to change without notice. Seasonal sites subject to pre-determined quantity and location.)
Fee category Description Daily Weekly Monthly Seasonal
Entry Fee Park Entry $10      $40 
Camping Non Electric $23  $85  $300  $600 
Camping Electric (30A) $27  $120  $375  $900 
Camping Over Flow same as non electric
Rentals Camp Kitchen $52.50       
Rentals Gazebo $63.00       
Rentals Large BBQ (we supply propane) $100.00       
Rentals Large BBQ (you supply propane) $50.00       

Reservations: Accepted Beginning May 1 - Call (306) 640-7268.

Must be 18 years of age to rent a campsite unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

History:

In 1961, an order of council was passed by the government estabilshing the Jean-Louis Légaré Regional Park Authority. Four local residents were instrumental in starting a collection to buy 2 quarters of land to establish a Regional Park.

The location of the park once housed Jean-Louis Légaré's trading post (on what is now hole 7 of the golf course). It is believed that Sitting Bull was camped near Légaré's trading post prior to his return the United States. It is also beleived that the Telegraph Office, built in the early 1900s by Jean-Louis Légaré, was also originally located near the trading post.

Farmers and students cooperated with every effort to make this park and golf course one of the top ten in southern Saskatchewan. The golf course, with many contributed hours of labour, was estabilshed in 1965. In 1969, Sharon School was moved to its present location in the park and became the golf clubhouse. The park has come a long way since those days, now having electrified sites, modern washrooms and shower house, concession and gazebos for rent, watered fairways and grass greens, a workshop, golf cart storage sheds, and playground equipment. In 1970, Willow Bunch turned 100 years old and it was those ceremonies on July 8 and 9 that a plaque dedicated to the founder, Jean-Louis Légaré, was presented to the Mayor and was to be installed on a cairn in the park. That is where you can see that cairn to this day. The Jean-Louis Légaré Regional Park is now being known as the hidden gem in our wonderous coulees that are part of the Big Muddy. Come visit and stay a while!

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