Parks group pulls plaque ask

The Protect Penticton Parks Society has retracted, for now, its request for a plaque commemorating its battle with city hall over the Skaha Lake waterslide fiasco.

The letter requesting the plaque was pulled from Tuesday’s council agenda at the top of the meeting, with city staff stating the formal request has been delayed pending a vote at the group’s upcoming annual general meeting.

The original request asked the city to plan for the placement of a boulder in the park when a master plan is developed for the green space, likely next year. The society, which boasts more than 5,000 members, said it would pay for the monument. 

A suggested example of the plaque can be found below.

Skaha Lake Park

This special place of peace and beauty

Was threatened with commercial development in June 2015.

Led by Save Skaha Park Society, with 5,112 members, citizens united with one clear voice.

We argued relentlessly against the disposition of parkland without voter approval.

In January 2017 the park was saved when council settled with the developer.

We must protect, preserve and promote our public parks for the benefit of all.

Let us always remain vigilant.


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