LETTER: Reopen Kokanee Creek Park

From readers Murray and Lynne Shunter

The view from the beach at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. The park ought to stay open during the pandemic, Murray and Lynne Shunter write. File photo

Reopen Kokanee Creek Park

Over the last few weeks a number of local people have been using Kokanee Creek Park to get out. Being a large area with relatively few users, the social distancing is huge. People are hundreds of feet apart during their walks and the large parking lot keeps cars far apart.

This park has recently been closed. We are hoping this is a very temporary measure to discourage travellers from outside the region. We are confused, though, when we see the seawall and other parks in Vancouver still open with a large number of people using them.

Please reopen our park as soon as possible so local people can continue to get healthy exercise in a very responsible manner.

Murray and Lynne Shunter

Nelson

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