Foothills park moving ahead

The City of Vernon is proceeding with the draft Foothills neighbourhood plan

A proposed Vernon park could eventually become the focus of the region.

The City of Vernon is proceeding with the draft Foothills neighbourhood plan, and as part of the document, the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will be asked to consider a proposed park as sub-regional in focus.

“It certainly has sub-regional value,” said Coun. Patrick Nicol.

Sub-regional status means all Greater Vernon jurisdictions would fund development and maintenance of the park, while the city would be responsible on its own if it was just considered a local park.

The area includes some old-growth forest.

“It’s of great interest to the whole community other than just Vernon,” said Nicol.