Public to have say on future of recreation facilities in Kamloops

By Jessica Lepp
February 20, 2016 - 10:35am Updated: February 22, 2016 - 5:13am

KAMLOOPS  — The City of Kamloops has arranged a number of public consultation meetings on the future of north Kamloops recreation facilities.

Mayor Peter Milobar says there are major cost pressures to maintain and operate some of the existing facilities, such as Westsyde Pool, which was closed last Summer due to a leaky roof.

“We know what we've done for recreational services in these neighborhoods in the last 45 years. We have to ask what does the next 45 years look like. We also have to ask what's the highest and best use for those types of facilities, while ensuring we are still offering recreational options in those neighborhoods,” says Milobar.

The city is faced with aging infrastructure and is looking to find cost efficient opportunities.

The public is encouraged to provide feedback and input at four different public meetings.

The meetings will run from 7:00 PM to 9 PM on Thursday March 3, Monday March 7th, Wedesday March 9th and Tuesday March 15.

Locations can be found at the City of Kamloops' website Kamloops.ca

 

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