As a resident of Harrison Hot Springs, I am extremely grateful and excited to hear about the long awaited news regarding a recreational park in this village. Over the years, various attempts to preserve this green space have occurred with the Provincial Governments, FVRD, local MPs and the Kent-Harrison Green Legacy Society of the day.
Since 2010, the Friends of the Harrison Forest have been determined to protect this park forever and a day.
Often the confusion and lost leads created doubt that this vision would even become a reality.
However, with the earnest assistance and determination of Mayor Leo Facio and Harrison staff in conjunction with all the other supporters, this dream has now become true.
The new FVRD Park includes lands owned by the village and by the province. Residents and tourists will experience their enjoyment of nature enhanced by new park amenities.
There are many animals, trees and plants that are unique to this area and deserve to be protected and respected. The serenity will surely inspire people to make a connection with nature.
When people with a common cause work together, the results can be astounding. Never say never!
My sincerest appreciation to all who participated in creating this wonderful and worthwhile endeavor.