Ridge Meadows parks department dropped ball

Renovations to Whonnock Lake Park are taking too long, says resident

City picked wrong time to do park renovations says Whonnock resident.

City picked wrong time to do park renovations says Whonnock resident.

Editor, The News:

With the completion date of June 30, and now that we are well into July, I feel that parks and leisure services bit off more than it can chew.

Whonnock Lake park was a nice place for families and groups to enjoy a day at the lake, having a picnic, throwing frisbees, playing badminton and swimming.

Instead, we have a big construction site, with fencing around the entire park.

The picnic tables are stacked up in one corner. There is no play area for the kids to have a swing.

There is no grass for people to sit or play on.

The park needed a touch-up, I agree.

But to take it apart they way they did, I feel it wasn’t well-thought through and could have been done in phases so that the disruption  was minimized.

Most of the work could have been done in the fall.

Instead, the people employed to make these decisions dropped the ball and should be help accountable.

Phil Johnson

Maple Ridge