Williams Lake can enjoy the fruits of community labor at Boitaño Park

September is a beautiful time in the Cariboo and makes us feel like somewhat of a Goldilocks.

It’s not too hot and not too cold – that’s just right.

One September evening, walking through Boitanio Park, the evening was sunny, the air was clear, and the park was bustling with activity. After a summer filled with smoke, heat and even humidity, it was clear the community was ready to get out.

The Nathan Matthews Memorial Skate Park had all ages riding scooters, skating and cycling across cement.

Boitanio Bike Park had bikes lined up to take the jump lines, with parents and siblings watching from the side. Three generations of one family were walking along the multi-use trail, the youngest in a stroller.

At Daybreak Rotary rock park in Williams Lake, there was a crowd of ambitious young climbers, parents watching their descent.

A group of golfers were teeing off from the top of the hill at the new Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course.

A dog owner was allowing his companion to safely stretch his legs at the dog park.

Then around the corner, there were some park goers, who were also enjoying the park on some tables and benches.

The weather was great for an active evening outdoors for everyone. It gave us pause to not only enjoy a gorgeous end-of-summer evening, but also to truly appreciate the great work that has helped make our park and community such a beautiful place.

This work is done not only by the city, but by countless volunteers and local community groups. There was the group that worked for years to build a skate park. There were those who helped create the Gwen Ringwood Theater, which the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Association and the Williams Lake Community Arts Council are now working to fill with live music during the summer. There was a donation of the covered shelter by Pioneer Log Homes which helps enable all-weather use.

The most recent additions are the Boitanio Disc Golf Course led by the Cariboo Disc Golf Club and the work done by Williams Lake’s Daybreak Rotary to create the new rock garden.

So thank you to all the amazing and amazing community members who make these things happen and who help make them better by spending time in this downtown park.

It’s so great to see the hard work of those in the community taking action to move us forward pay off.

It is the perfect season to reap the crop.

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