Our residents and visitors are invited to enjoy two lakefront
recreational parks for daytime use. Klinkhamer (named after local
resident Dan Klinkhamer) is located at 46 Avenue and Sunset
Drive. North Park is located at 55 Avenue and Sunset Drive.
The parks are open for all to enjoy year round. Open fires and
overnight camping are not permitted.
Please note dogs are not permitted in either Klinkhammer or
North Park as per Bylaw 235 Animal
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