Flaghill Park reopens to campers
The Town of Grand le Pierre has reopened its ‘ Flaghill Park’ campground.
The community park was originally opened in 1971-72 under the direction of the town council of the day, chaired by Mayor Edward G. Fizzard.
The park had fallen into disuse over the years and the council decided to redo the park in 2010 with funding through provincial government employment programs – JCP and Community Enhancement Programs – along with community volunteers. An reopening was held in July 2010 but Hurricane Igor caused more destruction leaving the park unusable.
Work resumed last year and June 8 this year the council formally reopened the park with upwards to 20 campsites in place. Some five more sites will be developed for overflow. Most have water services.
During the site preparation, workers uncovered the original town plaque in an old fire pit rec- ognizing the decades ago.
The park is located on the eastern outskirts of the community.
Current Mayor Willoughby Bolt and his council hosted an official opening with Bellevue MHA Calvin Peach attending. Former Mayor Edward Fizzard’s grandson Bailey Fizzard also participated in the opening ceremony this month.
Those campers wishing to book a site at the park can contact Mayor Bolt at (709) 662-2116.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand le Pierre ‘Flaghill Park’ June 8 included (from left): Coun. Julie Mitchell-Labour, Mayor Willoughby Bolt, MHA Calvin Peach, Couns. Charles Hickey, Bonnie Bolt, deputy-mayor Robert James and Coun. Howard Labour.
A plaque found in the Grand le Pierre ‘Flaghill Park’ recognizing the council of the day (1971-72) for its start up of the community park.
Mayor Willoughby Bolt and MHA Calvin Peach listed to Grand le Pierre first mayor Edward G. Fizzard’s grandson Bailey read a message from Random-Burin-St. George’s MP Judy Foote.