I enjoyed Colin Castle’s letter, Bike enthusiasts have a place in Haro Woods. He has inspired me to write a supporting comment.
My wife and I visit Haro Woods from time to time with our dogs. On our first visit seven or eight years ago we discovered in the north corner (bounded by Finnerty and Arbutus) a remarkable series of bicycle jumps.
We were amazed at the ingenuity and creativity displayed. Those structures were clearly built by youths with a passion for their hobby.
At that time we were impressed that Saanich would allow the free-spirited takeover of a corner of the park. In that respect we were misguided because on a somewhat later visit we were disappointed to discover that the jumps had been levelled.
I agree with Colin Castle that it is time for Parks and Rec to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to accommodate the young bike enthusiasts.