Letters: Save our park

John Phillips Park usage is being questioned by Sooke resident

Let me begin by stating this is a public park. Once you begin to fence off any part of the park you “immediately” take away public access. The entire green space should be a  multi-use park. Space for walkers, joggers,children to toboggan,wheel chair users, moms and dads with strollers, picnicers, and for families to leisurely ride their bikes. The park has a lot of potential.

More than once I’ve heard reference to Beacon Hill Park. The bike skills park will destroy the habitat, damage the ecology, conflict with the landscape and play havoc with the natural beauty of the park. All these things will create environmental damage to the parkland. It’s inevitable that silt from the bike jumps will flow into the pond, and destroy this precious eco-system.

Keep sending letters to the mayor and council as well as the local newspaper. This is our park, it must be preserved for future generations. Come on Sookians, let’s chant, ‘Save our park, Save our park, Save our park.’

Mark Fairall

Sooke