Goat Riverside Park Todd Kelner
For many years, Creston Valley residents and visitors have faced difficulty accessing Goat River near town for recreational purposes. Although the river itself (up to high water mark) is public land, land access to the riverside is often not legally available to the public due to adjacent private landowners. Therefore, people are not able to enjoy many of the great places along the Goat River.
One of the few available river access points is the section of roadway on Highway 21 on both sides of the Goat River bridge. This is heavily used by the community during summer months. The ongoing problem with this location has been the unsafe conditions that currently exist: traffic driving at 80 km/h in both directions passing vehicles parked on both sides of the highway near the narrow bridge and pedestrians are forced into a dangerous situation alongside it all.
When a riverfront parcel of land just off Highway 21 was listed for sale, Trails for Creston Valley Society recognized this property’s potential to provide safe, public access to our river. TCVS has purchased this land to create a future public park with a parking lot located a safe distance from the highway, public toilets, picnic tables and garbage cans.
Thank you Creston Valley! WE DID IT! We reached our goal of $237,000 and have purchased the land for the future Riverside Park. Our next exciting step is to develop infrastructure such as improving the [...]
The community's support for Riverside Park has been amazing. Many people and businesses have rallied behind this project and all of the comments we've received have been positive, many of them enthusiastically so. Thanks to [...]