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Overlander Park expansion a possibility

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August 19, 2013 - 11:25 AM

KAMLOOPS – A concerned resident is pushing for improvements at Overlander Park and though there's much work to do, the city said it is interested in enhancing the riverfront park.

June Butler sent a letter to the city earlier this summer asking for the beach area behind Henry Grube Education Centre to be made more accessible by clearing brush and adding picnic tables and washrooms for the public.

A 'Riverside Park' for the North Shore is what Butler called the plan, saying she would like to not only make the first donation of $10,000 but also see fundraising initiatives take place to help generate interest among the public and potential donors.

Washrooms were recently added to the park but the city would need to go through Fisheries and oceans to get the necessary permits to remove any plants from the waterfront. In a letter to council parks director Byron McCorkell also outlines the need for a traffic study with only seven parking spots currently available for the park.

He points out McArthur Island Park was identified as a major park facility on the North Shore and as a result has seen significant investment from council over the years.

McCorkell says staff will be discussing the potential for developing partnerships to enhance the park with Butler and Steven Puhallo of the North Shore Business Improvement Association.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

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