Watson’s McNab Regional Park receives funding to upgrade clubhouse

The clubhouse at McNab Regional Park in Watson is getting upgrades.

The golf course in Watson at McNab Regional Park is receiving funds to make some upgrades to the clubhouse.

The funding of $182,000 is going to be used for replacing the existing shower house, adding a high-efficiency furnace, on-demand water heaters, new siding, and new doors. Manager Kim Mitchell said the work has been a long time coming.

“This has been on our radar for five years,” she said.

McNab Regional Park features a nine-hole, grass green course with a full-service clubhouse. The facility also has a swimming pool (that will open this year, last year the pool was closed due to COVID-19), a campsite, playground and mini-golf course. The work on the clubhouse cannot be performed while the pool is open so Mitchell said the upgrades will begin in late August. She said the park authority has put lots of focus on upgrades in the last couple years and this work adds to the list.

“It’s been kind of exciting,” she said. “The last few years in Watson has been great, we’ve really upgraded a lot of stuff, we’re getting there. The clubhouse is going to look like a whole new building and we’re looking forward to the end result. Our members and visitors are going to love it.”

The total cost of the work is just over $246,000. The federal government is contributing $100,000, the province will chip in an estimated $83,000 with the park on the hook for the rest of the price tag.

Mitchell added this work is part of a five-year plan that the course and park had laid out, the work on the wish list will be completed in just three years so the board will adjust their next step in continuing to make McNab an east-central Saskatchewan stop for golfers.