Better things to spend money on than park changes

The City of Duncan has more pressing issues on which to spend taxpayers’ dollars

Better things to spend money on than park changes

Rotary Park was donated by the Rotary Club to the City of Duncan “for recreational use in perpetuity by the people of the Cowichan Valley and those who visit here”. We all have a stake in the park and we all have a voice to be heard in its planning and management.

McAdam and Rotary Park are home to many birds and other creatures, fauna and flora, as the info boards in the park attest. People of all ages, from the seniors living nearby to the children at the preschool, enjoy just being in the park every day.

It does not need to be hyped up, souped up, paved over or roofed. It does not need a pump track, disc golf, yurts or — god forbid — a campground. It needs to be managed to be safe and to preserve its natural state. Surely we can leave this one beautiful landscape along the Cowichan River in the heart of the city relatively untouched. Generations to come will thank us.

There can be no doubt that the City of Duncan has more pressing issues on which to spend taxpayers’ dollars than a Disneyland-style theme park.

Jan Norwood

North Cowichan

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