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Washroom for Selby Park

  • Posted on: 13 November 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

As discussed previously, the Area F Parks Commission put money in the 2015 budget for a washroom in Selby Park.  It makes little sense to have a park in a rural setting without a few basic amenities.  We believe the washroom (and water bottle fill station) will be well received by the young families, horse riders, and mountain bikers who routinely use the park.

One decision we did make earlier in the year was to go for a fully serviced toilet and sink rather than an outhouse.  Outhouses are cheaper but, let's face it: they are disgusting.

Update 13 Nov 2015:

I received the following update from Mark Woods, the RDOS Community Services Manager:

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Cyclocross near Selby Park on Sunday, October 11

  • Posted on: 8 October 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

There will be a cycling event in and around Selby Park on Sunday, October 11:

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DetailsVortex in the Vines is PACA's annual cyclocross race and race #3 in the Interior Cross cyclocross series. This year we have an all new course at Selby Park and the Prowse vineyard on Penticton's scenic West Bench. The course will feature the return of the vortex and a loop through the vineyard.

Nice to see our park and the RDOS-owned property adjacent to the West Bench water tower used for this event.  But if you are in the habit of taking a Sunday stroll in this area you should keep your head up!

 

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Gate at south end of riding ring

  • Posted on: 13 April 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

I received the following update from Sue Gibbons:

Please find attached photo of the gate that we installed this weekend at the south end of the riding ring. Thank you so much to Stu Kulak who did most of the work, had all the right tools and made sure it was stronger than Fort Knox!!! The addition of the gate at the south end is to encourage riders to use the road up to the ring (not ride through the park), and they now have options of entering the ring from the south end or riding through the trees to the north gate. More raking and leveling at the south end gate is probably still required, so maybe someone else can pitch in to assist.

The Area F Parks Commission has helped in the past fund some of the upgrades to the riding ring.  It is gratifying when the users of the facility invest their own time and energy into this unique neighborhood asset.

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