Ponoka is ready for the summer! 

The town has recently opened up the Ponoka Spalash Park for the season. The park located at Lions Centennial Park on Highway 2A will be open daily from 10 AM to 8PM. 

Additionally, the Town has renewed it’s Temporary Seasonal Patio Program for 2022. 

“With the positive feedback that we received last summer and public interest in continuing the program this year, the Town has renewed the program for another year,” said Sandra Lund, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Ponoka. 

Under the program, businesses that wish to set up a temporary seasonal patio on private or public property, such as a sidewalk, can apply to the Town’s Development Services Department by phoning 403-783-4431. 

“Development Services staff will work closely with each business to guide them through the application and approval process as quickly as possible. The Town has a customer-first policy that is focused on ensuring all business applications are handled quickly and efficiently,” said Lund. 

Applications for the Temporary Seasonal Patio Program will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure public safety and other key factors are taken into consideration when issuing approvals. Applicants will be asked to provide details about the proposed patio. 

The pilot program will run until October 31, 2022 for patios located on public property to allow snow clearing operations to resume for the winter season. 

This article was written with files from the Town of Ponoka.