Work is underway on the next phase of the Centennial Park grounds outside the Humboldt Uniplex.

Leisure Services Director Mike Ulriksen noted the work that is taking place.

"It's something we already budgeted for in 2017, and now that the parking lot is completed and we were able to get the tender out, we are now spreading the main dirt pile that was stripped off the original ball diamond," he explained. "We are re-distributing that dirt back into what will be the future greenspace."

Ulriksen says that once the dirt is back in, they will move into the next portion of the work.

"We're hoping within the next week or so we will have all that dirt spread out and levelled, and then we will be bringing in a company to seed it, and then we will be working with the high school to get the greenspace further developed."

"Hopefully by this time next year, we will have a lot of nice grass growing throughout the property."

Grass seed will be placed around the berm and the surrounding area.

The city is also working on the greenspace in coordinance with the Horizon School Division, which, when complete, will serve as a new football and soccer field.

The school division would like to see sod laid in the current "bowl" portion of the grounds, in order to have the field up and running in a quicker timeframe.

More Local News

Preparing for Winter in Humboldt

With winter slowly approaching, Safe Communities Humboldt and Area is once again ensuring that all residents are prepared for the dark days of Saskatchewan's upcoming season. The organization hosted…

Apartment Damage 'Not Near As Bad As Everybody Thinks It Is'

Residents of the 7th Street apartment building that lost most of its shingles in a windstorm Tuesday night may be able to return home within weeks. "It's not near as bad as everybody thinks it is,"…

Fire Ban Returns for Provincial Land

Another fire ban has been issued for parts of Saskatchewan due to dry conditions. The ban affects all provincial parks and recreation sites, as well as crown land south of Highway 16 down to the U.S.…

SaskPower Working to Restore Services

UPDATE: SaskPower says that an outage in St. Brieux will be restored by 3:00pm on Thursday. A planned outage is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30pm in Wadena to repair damage, including cross arm repairs.…

Harvest Virtually Complete in East-Central Region

Harvest has all but wrapped up in east-central Saskatchewan. The latest crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture notes that 99% of the crop has been combined, with only a few fields of soybeans,…

Fall Fashion Fundraising is Always "On-Trend"

Florals. Knits. Bell sleeves. What do these three things have in common? They are all some of the standout looks from the Humboldt and District Community Services fundraising fashion show, that took…

Humboldt Public School Takes Readers on Story Path

A steady stream of parents and kids walked through the Humboldt Public School playground Wednesday evening for the school's first Story Path. The pages of "Lost and Found" by Oliver Jeffers - a…

Wadena Celebrating New Group Home

The Town of Wadena is celebrating the grand opening of a new group home in the community. Operated by Mallard Diversified Services, the home had a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. "Today is a…

Wynyard Breakfast Program Receives Boost

Thanks to enthusiastic support, the nutrition program at Wynyard Elementary School is seeing a boost. Wynyard Co-op presented the Kinettes and the school with $2,398.10 from their Fuel Good Day held…

WATCH: Apartment Roof Blown Off Leads to Heavy Damage

Residents in Humboldt and area and across a large portion of Saskatchewan woke up Wednesday morning to check the damage from strong wind gusts overnight. Reports of downed power lines, blown over…

Small Business Week in Saskatchewan

The spotlight is on small businesses as October 16-20 is Small Business Week. Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stacy Poss tells us why we should shop locally. "It's our…

Luck of the Draw

Throughout the summer, LeRoy Leisureland was holding a lottery sale, where buyers could get tickets to win a brand new golf cart. It was announced on Monday that Brian Thoen of LeRoy is the winner of…

Operation Impact Leads to Several Charges, Warnings

While a turkey meal may have been enjoyed over Thanksgiving, Saskatchewan RCMP are not pleased with some turkeys on the roadways. Nearly 500 traffic warnings were issued during the long weekend as a…

Raising Awareness About Tragic History

A mobile classroom has been touring around the province, relaying information that many people might not be familiar with. Teaching residents and students about the tragic starvation of up to 20…

Gusting Winds Rolling in for Humboldt Area

While temperatures remain balmy for mid-to-late October, you will want to strap down your hats for the next 36 hours. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for the southern half of the…

Single Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital

Saskatoon RCMP are investigating a single vehicle rollover that took place east of the city on Sunday night. At 6:38pm, police responded to the scene of the rollover, which was just east of the…

Chronic Conditions Program Returning to Kelsey Trail

The Kelsey Trail Health Region is once again offering its patients an opportunity to take part in free health sessions. The LiveWell with Chronic Conditions program is back in four communities for…

Above Seasonal Conditions on the Way

A mid-October warm-up is on the way for the Humboldt area. Starting Monday, conditions will rise well above normal for this time of year, according to Meteorologist Drew Lerner. "Temperatures are…

Big Brothers Big Sisters Looking to Reduce Wait List

Work continues with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Humboldt, as they look to chip away at a list of littles waiting to be matched up. The organization recently had their annual recognition gala, which…

City Minute: Getting Active With City Offerings

The City of Humboldt's drop-in sports program has returned for another season. Councillor Lorne Pratchler shares all the athletic details in this week's City Minute. The City Minute airs every…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

BOOM

03 October 2017 1:00 pm - 21 October 2017 5:00 pm

Humboldt & District Museum





2017 Members' Show and Sale

03 October 2017 1:00 pm - 04 November 2017 5:00 pm

Humboldt and District Gallery





Westminster United Church Annual Fowl Supper

12 October 2017 12:00 am - 06 November 2017 6:00 am

Westminster United Church, Humboldt





HCI Mohawks vs La Ronge

20 October 2017 4:00 pm

Glenn Hall Park





Health Auction 2017

20 October 2017 5:00 pm

Wadena Community Legion Hall, Wadena





Winter Preparedness Clinic

20 October 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

LeRoy School, Leroy





German Heritage Society of Humboldt &a District Fundraiser Supper

20 October 2017 6:00 pm

October 20th at Hanigans





Login