Powell River's Millennium Park is now part of the City's park system. It evolved from a proposal in 1999 to add 52 hectres (dark green) of Lot 450 to the existing city parkland (light green). The land west of the pole line (37 hectares) was purchased by the City in 2010 for $1.5m, and the trees purchased by the City in 2014 using $1.5m of Community Forest Society funds.  

Community volunteer groups will continue to support the City in the maintenance of the park. The PRFHS will continue to maintain the Willingingdon Beach Trail; while the BOMB SquadATV club and Powell River PAWS will help develop and improve other existing trails within the park. An opening event for the improvements in the upper park will be held May 28, 2016


P1010337The ditch deepening and culvert installation project planned for March 29-30 2016 is complete.

Thanks to John Brownsell Backhoe for a deep discount on his services for the two days; and to the members who came out and did the work.

Special congratulations and thanks to Dave Hodgins, Mike Lister and Hans Maurer for putting together the plan (committee report Feb 2016); and executing it so well. Dave Hodgins contacted the Peak which resulted in this story - excellent coverage

  Photos here

 

We are delighted when the local media provides coverage. Many thanks to John Mackenzie at Shaw Cable for this 2:45 backgrounder on the trail. Click the youtube button to watch it full size on your screen   See other Shaw Powell River videos here

 

 Spring Painting projects

P6064162Mike Lister and Hans Maurer powerwashed the boomboat, logging arch, trestle surface and steam donkey surface; and did other work on the trail in May. Thanks to A&W Retaurant for the loan of the power washer.

Powell River Scouts painted the boomboat (thanks to Tina, Donna, Daniele,Zack, Ben and Darrell.)

Members Dave Florence, Geoff Stubbs, Leif BJornson and Doug Lott worked with them.


More blocks on the trail

P6033371Joe Cameron donated three blocks, which we added to the Donkey exhibit on the trail on June 3, 2014. Mike Lister strengthened the tie downs June 7

more photos of the blocks here


P8283801The Randalls provided a concrete memorial bench in memory of Shirley's father Doug McNair; we installed it at Second Beach

more bench photos here