City of Leduc and Leduc Golf Course enter into partnership to preserve golf course lands
The City of Leduc has taken steps to enhance recreation in the city by entering into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Leduc Golf Course that would allow for the potential transfer of title of the golf course lands to the City.
“Recreation is an important component of the high quality of life in Leduc, and City Council is passionate about ensuring we take the necessary steps to enhance recreation opportunities for our residents whenever possible. A good example of this is when we built the Leduc Recreation Centre. We see the same opportunities with the golf course lands,” said Mayor Bob Young. “By acquiring this property, we could preserve this key green space and develop year-round recreation opportunities.”
Under the MOA, all capital improvements to the facility would be the responsibility of the City and the Golf Club will operate the golf course under an operating/lease agreement.
“We are looking forward to working with the City of Leduc to preserve the golf course lands, and further enhance the recreational experience of those that visit the Leduc Golf Course,” said Dan Linehan, Chair, Leduc Golf Course Board. “By collaborating together, we can ensure the longevity of the golf course, see much needed capital improvements take place, and protect vibrant green space in our community.”
The final details of the agreement and how operations would work, as well as information about public engagement around access and activities, will be developed over the coming months. Additional information will be shared on Leduc.ca as it becomes available.
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Nikki Booth, manager of Communications and Marketing Services
City of Leduc
James Whitton, General Manager & Head Professional
Leduc Golf Course