Little Mountain Park in need of protection

Re: Friends of Little Mountain Park looking for more members

Re: Friends of Little Mountain Park

City council recently took an acre of land out of Little Mountain Park, giving it to the tennis club for its new indoor tennis court building, septic field and additional parking area.

Ironically, the Little Mountain Park sign at the park entrance on Okanagan Avenue now stands in front of tennis club land.

One-third of the additional land – beside the park entrance and running parallel to Outer Loop Trail – is land the tennis club doesn’t need for its new facility.

In my opinion, the excess land was given because there was a lack of input from park users into the planning process, and the other participants were naturally focused on their own concerns.

In order to make good decisions about what happens to our park, city council needs input from park users. Such input needs to be obtained in the initial planning stages, when the dialogue is still flexible and can focus on constructive, win-win solutions.

In order to facilitate a better dialogue between park users and those who make decisions about what will happen to our park, the time has come to create a Friends of Little Mountain Park Society.

Such a society would allow for easily accessible input from park users on all issues affecting the park.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Little Mountain Park Society please join by notifying

Everyone is welcome. Thank you for participating.

Sandra J. Seale


Just Posted

CSRD approves grant application for electric vehicle

South Shuswap Transportation Society receives a lift from regional district

Kayaks, paddleboards stolen from tenants at Shuswap resort

Thefts reported to have occurred overnight on Wednesday, Aug. 14

In Photos: Sunday acts cap off Roots and Blues

Last day of the 2019 festival goes off under sunny skies

Update: Firetrucks off of Alexander Street, faulty air conditioning unit to blame

Occupants of downtown Salmon Arm building safe, back inside structure

Musicians wanted to play adventurous travellers along yellow brick road

Shuswap Theatre looking for artists to provide musical accompaniment for The Wizard of Oz

Knife-wielding man tries to break into Okanagan retirement home

Seniors and staff shaken by incident and upset with RCMP response

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan dog ‘Alice’ to get surgery thanks to BC SPCA crowdfunding

With the surgery, Alice’s prognosis is ‘excellent,’ stated the BC SPCA

Suspicious item forces 47 to evacuate plane at Kelowna airport

Kelowna RCMP continue investigation of suspicious item on airplane

Kelowna man nearly drowns on Okanagan Lake

The victim is in serious yet stable condition but his condition has worsened since going to hospital

Okanagan youth protest Tolko logging

Small group gathers outside Tolko head office

Kelowna International Airport threat deemed non-credible

Normal operations have resumed following note of a suspicious item on board a WestJet plane

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Most Read