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May 13, 2024 – The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is excited to announce the return of the Regional Park Pass Lending Program in partnership with the Saskatchewan Library Association (SLA) and the Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association (SRPA) for the 2024 summer season.

From May 17 to September 15, 2024 anyone with a valid library card can borrow a pass from any Saskatchewan library and enjoy free seven-day access to nearly 100 regional parks across the province. The program has been a hit with campers. The 2023 passes were circulated over 7,000 times! With 850 passes available this year, distribution will include all regional library branches, libraries in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, and university libraries in Saskatoon and Regina.

"We’re excited to collaborate once again with our friends to offer greater access to the many benefits of nature," said Darcy McLeod, SPRA president.
Libraries have long been community hubs for recreational programming and the SLA was an enthusiastic partner from day one.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be participating in the program again this year,” said James Hope Howard, SLA president. “I hope that library patrons make many wonderful memories over these next four months.”
Saskatchewan's regional parks offer a variety of outdoor activities, from interpretive trails and scenic lakes to secluded camping spots and challenging golf courses. By removing barriers to participation, the program aims to encourage people to enjoy the natural beauty of the province.

"This program aligns with our mission to provide accessible recreational opportunities for all," said Katrina Irving, SRPA executive director. "We look forward to welcoming more visitors to Saskatchewan's regional parks."
Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be obtained in person. Library patrons are encouraged to contact their local branch to confirm availability.


SLA Media Contact:
James Hope Howard, President
Phone: (306) 425-4550

SRPA Media Contact:
Katrina Irving, Executive Director
Phone: (306) 975-0857

SPRA Media Contact:
Carolyn Bates-Hardy, Communications Consultant
Phone: (306) 780-9268

About the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA):
Funded by Sask Lotteries, SPRA is a non-profit dedicated to connecting, educating, and inspiring parks and recreation providers to create parks and recreation spaces for the benefit of everyone.

Learn more about the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association at

About the Saskatchewan Library Association:
The SLA is a provincial, volunteer, non-profit organization designed to further the development of library service in Saskatchewan and through libraries, the culture of the province. SLA includes as members: individuals, institutions, and organizations who share a common interest in library service and cultural activities.

Learn more about the Saskatchewan Library Association at

About the Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association and the Regional Park System:
The SRPA represents Regional Parks in Saskatchewan. The Regional Park system is unique to our province. These parks were developed by volunteers surrounding the park’s location. Today, there are nearly 100 regional parks across the province. Each park is a different size and offers an abundance of choices for activities.

Learn more about Saskatchewan’s Regional Parks and plan your next trip at
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