The Crutwell Playground Project

The Crutwell Playground Project

The Community of Crutwell is a small community located in the Nisbet forest, north of Prince Albert. It is a community consisting mostly of young families.

In the past several years, the community has made many improvements to our recreational facilities such as the outdoor skating rink and community hall. These improvements have greatly benefited our community members as well as individuals from the surrounding area.

The next recreational structure Crutwell wanted to replace was the old playground equipment, which was initially installed in the 1980s and has since became dilapidated. The community was only able to fundraise a small amount of money to put towards a new play structure so a grant from the Northern Lights Community Development Corporation was gratefully received and helped us fulfill this dream.

Once approved, the play structure was ordered, and a game plan came together to remove the old playground and assemble the new one. A small group of volunteers from the community and neighbouring areas disassembled the old playground. Lindell Skid Steer services donated the use of a skid steer and operator for this aspect of the project.

The RM of Shellbrook donated the excavation work for the new playground area. They also donated the sand and hauling of it to be used to backfill at the end of the project. A few weeks later a larger group of volunteers from the community, Metis Local, and youth from Eagles Nest assembled the new playground. Asiil Ent. donated the use of a skid steer and operator to backfill and level the playground area.

The Crutwell Playground Project was successfully completed at the end of June 2019. A huge thank you to all the volunteers and donating companies that made this project happen, and a huge thank you to Northern Lights Community Development Corporation for making our dreams come true and making this project possible.

Jessica Kernohan