Oungre Memorial

Park Info

Season:
Camping season: May 1 - October 31. Restaurant open year round.
Park Entry:
$10.00 per day or Regional Parks Season pass.
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa and MasterCard accepted.
GPS:
49.16438 -103.80878
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Park Description

This park features one of the most varied indoor recreational facilities in the regional parks system. Our Communiplex building is open all year. This main building has indoor pool area (operates seasonally only) showers, laundry, meeting areas and a year-round restaurant. It also has an arena (formerly a skating rink) used for basketball, pickleball, cabarets, weddings, reunions and dances. The Restaurant/concession offers a varied menu including pizza, Sunday buffets, as well as ice, chocolate bars, chips, pop, ice cream and has a retail postal outlet. Catering is available for meetings, reunions, weddings and other special events. In the upper level of the Communiplex there is a tv/vcr and fitness center. Our Centennial building has a full functioning kitchen with 60-person seating that can be rented for special events. We also offer 18-hole mini golf, a 9-hole golf course and horseshoe pits in the camping areas as well as two ball diamonds. (one with lights).


Local Services

The closest gas station is 20 km to the west and the Can Am Restaurant and Bar is 4 km to the south of us.


Park / Area History

In 1908, homesteader Frank Foster and his family planted a grove of trees to be part of their farmyard. Although the Fosters left the area after Frank's death in 1926, the spot became known as Foster's Grove and, during the 1930's, was the home for annual sports days and picnics. In 1942, the RM of Souris Valley purchased the land and helped to finance a cenotaph on the site in 1947. A bandstand was also built in 1946. This little grove of trees became a part of Oungre Memorial Regional Park in 1963. A dam was built just west of the park along Long Creek, which was used for swimming. A golf course was also built. A building was erected in 1967 to commemorate Canada's centennial year, and served as a concession booth, restroom facilities with showers, and park meeting place. A heated, covered swimming pool was added in 1969. Up to 400 people take swimming lessons there each year. The community center building was built in 1984. One year later, an 18 hole mini golf course was completed.


Barrier Free Access

Campsites: Level gravel/grass. Walkways/Trails: Level gravel. Wheelchair accessible washrooms and showers are available. This park features a wheelchair accessible Communiplex. Our park is 90% wheelchair accessible with an elevator to the second floor but our swimming pool and hot tub are not wheelchair accessible.

Policies

Pool opens May long weekend and closes the Monday of September long weekend.

 Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
30 Amp Daily $28.00
Full Service Daily $35.00
Tenting Non Serviced Daily $20.00

 

 

  • Aquatic Program / Swimming Lessons
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Fire Wood
  • Group Camping
  • Group Camping (Non-Electrical Sites)
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Outhouse)
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Concession
  • Golf Course 9 Hole Sand Greens
  • Group Camping (Electric, Water, Sewer)
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Telephone
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camping (Electricity and Water)
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Cross Country Skiiing
  • Golf Course Club House (Food Service)
  • Group Camping (Electrical Sites)
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Mini Golf
  • Playground
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)

Camping

There are 25 full service, 27 30-amp, several 15 amp and tent sites for camping. All sites are naturally leveled and drained, and have picnic tables and fire pits. Drinking water is available from central taps and firewood is available at the gate (Roundhouse). Washroom facilities are modern flush toilets and showers in the Centennial building in the camping areas and in the Communiplex. A dump station and water hydrant are located south of the main parking lot at the entrance to the park. Coin operated washer and dryer are located in the Communiplex.


Group Camping

We are willing to supply a group camping area if needed, please contact the park for information.

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Golf

The Park has a nine-hole sand green course that covers 2900 yards. Its naturally watered fairways and features some interesting “dog leg” holes. Clubs can be rented from the park gate (Roundhouse). There is a restroom at fairway #6.

Swimming

A 25-meter heated indoor pool with 2 diving boards, heated paddling pool and hot tub.

Playground/Recreation Activities

There are three playgrounds in the park. The playground by the Communiplex is the most recent addition to the park. It offers a wide range of equipment for the kids and seating areas for the adults. The park has two ball diamonds, including one with a shale infield, night lights, player dugouts, and bleachers.

Mini Golf

There is an 18-hole mini golf that is well maintained. New turf was applied Summer 2019.  Equipment is rented from the park gate (Roundhouse).

Additional Features

Our park also has a restaurant that operates year-round, meeting facilities and an event center that can be rented year-round, seasonal horseshoe pits, and a small creek you can take a walk beside.  During the summer months, the local library brings the library to the park weekly.