Grand opening celebration set for June 18

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A group of volunteers recently gave the old farm gate a new coat of paint and installed a welcome sign to help show visitors the entrance to Wannigan Regional Park prior to its grand opening.

By Robert Williams


The board and members of the Frazee Community Development Corporation (FCDC) are excited to announce that Wannigan Regional Park is now officially open. 

The community is invited to come out to enjoy the park. With the opening, there will be changes for folks to be aware of, most notably, the park will be closed to all motorized vehicles. 

“We’re not able to accommodate that,” said FCDC Treasurer Erik Anderson. “We’re a nature-based park, which means we’re protecting habitat.”

Walkers and bicyclists are asked to stay on the trails; the gravel roads are open to both, while people who go on the North Country Trail are limited to walking and hiking.  

Dogs are welcome and must be leashed and picked up after.  

Access to the park will now only be through the main entrance behind the baseball diamonds. Just inside the main entrance, visitors will find a field parking lot, biffy toilet, the North Country Hiking Trail and gravel roads for walking and biking. 

Stay tuned for more amenities as the park develops.

A grand opening celebration will be held at the Historic Covered Bridge on Tuesday, June 18, from 4-6 p.m. Come enjoy snacks and lemonade and discover Frazee’s new park.

In case of rain, the date will be moved to Thursday, June 27.