Memorial Lake Regional Park Public Beach


Memorial Lake is a long and odd shaped lake that is extremely popular for recreational use. It was voted best Regional Park in Saskatchewan in 2009! There is a $8 dollar fee to enter the park, or $40 annually for access to all Saskatchewan Regional Parks. The beach is about 150m long and is made of very fine sand – good for sand castles! The bottom of the lake is also sandy, and drops off quickly in the swimming area. The water has sand and other sediments in it, but is generally fairly clear. There is a designated swimming area marked by floating tubing, and all swimming is unsupervised.

Access to the beach is through the regional park gate. There is an unpaved parking lot upland of the beach with several spaces. It is a short walk from the beach. This beach is extremely popular due to it’s family friendly atmosphere. The beach is saturated with families on a nice day, and all the kids are enjoying the beach and other amenities. The beach is popular for boaters, and you can use the boat launch for $5/day or $25 annually. No personal watercraft such as seadoos are permitted in the park.

The view from the lake is dense forest, so it gives the area a natural feel despite its popularity. The water is cool but refreshing, and waves from the boats come in frequently. The beach backs onto a large grassy park with washrooms, changerooms, and lots of seating. Nearby there are playgrounds and day use picnic amenities. The beach features several floating docks – two onshore and two floating further out in the swimming area. All in all, there is a lot of fun and relaxation to be had at Memorial Lake Regional Park!

WATER QUALITY
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CURRENT WEATHER
7°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Memorial Lake Regional Park Public Beach is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Memorial Lake Regional Park Public Beach


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
7°C
Clear

Memorial Lake is a long and odd shaped lake that is extremely popular for recreational use. It was voted best Regional Park in Saskatchewan in 2009! There is a $8 dollar fee to enter the park, or $40 annually for access to all Saskatchewan Regional Parks. The beach is about 150m long and is made of very fine sand – good for sand castles! The bottom of the lake is also sandy, and drops off quickly in the swimming area. The water has sand and other sediments in it, but is generally fairly clear. There is a designated swimming area marked by floating tubing, and all swimming is unsupervised.

Access to the beach is through the regional park gate. There is an unpaved parking lot upland of the beach with several spaces. It is a short walk from the beach. This beach is extremely popular due to it’s family friendly atmosphere. The beach is saturated with families on a nice day, and all the kids are enjoying the beach and other amenities. The beach is popular for boaters, and you can use the boat launch for $5/day or $25 annually. No personal watercraft such as seadoos are permitted in the park.

The view from the lake is dense forest, so it gives the area a natural feel despite its popularity. The water is cool but refreshing, and waves from the boats come in frequently. The beach backs onto a large grassy park with washrooms, changerooms, and lots of seating. Nearby there are playgrounds and day use picnic amenities. The beach features several floating docks – two onshore and two floating further out in the swimming area. All in all, there is a lot of fun and relaxation to be had at Memorial Lake Regional Park!

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Memorial Lake Regional Park Public Beach is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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