After a year’s worth of renovations, the Leduc Lions Campground expansion in Leduc, Alberta, is now open for business.

The expansion includes 26 new campsites with 50-amp power as well as a new washroom facility and Laundromat, the Leduc Representative reported.

“(It is) a full-facility campground. We have wireless Internet out there. We are quite a full service campground now,” said Ken Albertson, co-chairman of the campground committee.

The renovations came with a price tag of over $400,000, of which half was covered by the community enhancement grant that the club received from the provincial government about a year and a half ago.

“I think it complements the Leduc Rec Center very well because when we get ball teams or curling camps – all the recreational things that come to the town – a lot of the families are campers and we get nothing but good complements about the campground,” said Albertson.

The general revenues of the campground, as well as funds raised through various bingos and casinos, paid for the remaining cost.

This expansion now brings the campground up to 65 fully serviced sites, 38 power only sites, three primitive sites as well as overflow parking areas, said Albertson.

Other renovations are likely, but nothing has been planned and secured as of yet.

According to Albertson, a company that visits and rates campgrounds recently visited Leduc Lion’ Campground and awarded them a four-star rating, which is the highest rating they give to campgrounds of that size.

The campground is open six months out of the year and provides campers with all services necessary to have a fun summer weekend.

Leduc Lions Campground has been operating for the last 20 or so years, according to Albertson.

The campground is located south on 50 Street and less than two miles east on Rollyview Road.