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Our residents and visitors are invited to enjoy our lakefront recreational park for daytime use. Klinkhamer (named after local resident Dan Klinkhamer)  is located at 46 Avenue and Sunset Drive.

The park is open for all to enjoy year round. Open fires and overnight camping are not permitted.

Please note dogs are not permitted in Klinkhammer park as per Bylaw 235 Animal Control.

 

DAN KLINKHAMER

Dan Klinkhamer immigrated to Regina from Holland in 1911. He and a friend then moved on to Edmonton where a woman in a restaurant suggested he go to Glenevis where property was readily available. Dan and his friend took the train to Wabamum and walked on to a stopping place at the narrows of Lac Ste. Anne where they spent the night. By coincidence they met a Dutch couple who told Dan in his native Dutch about a homestead near Darwell. Dan and his friend then walked back to Edmonton and made the necessary arrangements for the homestead.

Dan liked the freedom of the homestead, but did not like farming. After ten years, he sold the homestead and moved to what is now Sunset Point where he bought an acre of land. Dan became known as the first permanent resident of Sunset Point. Several years ago the largest park in the village was named after him.

Dan built a house which was still standing in 1982. He started a boat rental business near the original pier in Alberta Beach and operated it for many years. He was affectionately known as "Dan the Boatman." Many generations came to know Dan for his sense of humour.