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N.L. government issues RFP for former provincial park near Glenwood

The provincial government is accepting proposals for parks, campgrounds and other tourism-related activities in the area that was formerly Glenwood Provincial Park.
The provincial government is accepting proposals for parks, campgrounds and other tourism-related activities in the area that was formerly Glenwood Provincial Park. - Google Maps

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The provincial government is looking for proposals for use of a decommissioned provincial park in the Glenwood area.

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources issued a request for proposals (RFP) this month for the former Glenwood Provincial Park, which opened in 1966 and was mothballed in 1995.

The area is located on the south side of the Trans-Canada Highway about 3.3 kilometres east of Appleton.

It has an approximate total area of 92 hectares – roughly 60.8 hectares of land and 31.2 hectares of water and shoreline reservations.

“Changes associated with the management and allocation of our former provincial parks in 2015 meant residents had the option to purchase the property at market value,” Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne said in a news release.

“This allows for future economic growth for the Glenwood area as well as tourism potential for central Newfoundland.”

Only proposals for parks, campgrounds and other tourism-related activities will be accepted with the successful proponent applying for a Crown Land grant for the entire park space or a portion of it, the release indicated.

The RFP can be viewed online at http://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/lands/pdf/Glenwood_Park_RFP.pdf.

Proposals will be accepted until April 27.

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