One of the activities that was taking place in Lakeside on Sunday was the Parkinson's SuperWalk.

A Nelson hub with plenty of heart

The Sunday morning scene in Nelson’s Lakeside Park looked more like Central Park in New York.

The Sunday morning scene in Nelson’s Lakeside Park looked more like Central Park in New York. The city’s prime public space was bustling with activity and reaffirmed just how lucky we are to have such a gem along the West Arm.

In one corner of the park you had the SPCA Paws for a Cause walk assembling. Pups of all breeds and sizes, getting a reprieve from the park dog ban for just one day. Booths were set up, an obstacle course was assembled and plenty of money was raised for pets in need of extra attention.

Right beside the four-legged furballs was the Parkinson’s SuperWalk crowd. Another morning fundraiser was getting set to be marched through the park, led by a bagpiper whose tune echoed through the valley.

Under the shade of the Rotary shelter, a local congregation was conducting a Sunday service. With all the seats full, the worshippers were able to breathe in the fresh morning air.

All around these organized activities, kids played on the playground, joggers set out on the pathway, kayaks were being placed into Kootenay Lake and families rode their bikes.

It was a special scene, but hardly rare. Lakeside Park is a true gift from the visionary community leaders of our past. The men and women who protected this land for future generations would be proud to see the park buzzing all summer long.

If you haven’t taken a stroll through Lakeside in a while, you’re missing out. Head down to the park for a day or even an hour. You are bound to find new connections to people and place that help make this community that much more special.


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