Letters: Broom Hill park alternative

Bike skills park could be located in another area in Sooke

Just sitting here pondering why so many people want to change John Phillips Memorial Park. Most advertisers, world wide, offer brochures of beautiful picturesque scenery of recreational gold courses.

I fell in love with Sooke driving down Otter Point Road, with an amazing green sloping golf course, and a pond with geese, My wonderful vision of a sloping golf course didn’t last long. How sad it is now to drive down Otter Point Road and see only half of what we used to have. What’s done is done.

Now, if I understand correctly, the remaining half is to be turned into bike park. I’m at a loss, when we already have a wonderful and active bike park at the top of Blanchard on Broom Hill less than two kms. away. Some very dedicated and hard working people have built many creative jumps and bridges on almost any path you take. Another option is to give the bike people Broom Hill Park. Not too many people know about this park as it has a grant many trees. If the bike club is willing to take down the trees and clean it up, they could use the lumber for jumps and bridges and JPMP could be left untouched, until next time someone has a plan.

Just another thought, if the bike club does not accept this proposal, of using Broom Hill Park, then possibly throw a fence around it and call it an off-leash dog park.

V. Anderson

Sooke