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


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