Our parks are precious

Dear Editor:

Are you among the many thousands of Penticton residents (and non-residents) who believe that Skaha Park must be preserved as a free and unfettered natural space for all to enjoy without having to pay a fee? Do you want to keep the park in its natural state as a place to take in nature at its best? Are you concerned about the planned commercial development in the park and how it will harm the environment and resident wildlife? Do you want to ensure that Skaha Park will be preserved as a place of respite that contributes to the mental, physical and spiritual health of our City?

The Save Skaha Park Society is pleased to announce we are starting a membership drive. By becoming a member of the society you will be supporting the goal of keeping Skaha Park as a natural green space and protecting it from commercial development.

Parks are precious. Cities must expand their green infrastructure, not lease it away. Parks are valued as places to walk, to interact with others, to watch wildlife or to simply enjoy the serenity. It’s our responsibility to preserve them and not allow commercial development that will forever change their nature.

Please help us save Skaha Park! Join now and become a member of the Save Skaha Park society by going to our website saveskahapark.ca and clicking on the “Join Us” button under “Yes, I want to become a member” available on each page. It costs just $2 to become a member and be part of the team that has come together to stop this commercialization of Skaha Park.

For in-person membership registration, visit us at our booth at Make It Okanagan.

Duane Martin