Illegal dumping leads to Sunnybrae Park gate closure

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Illegal dumping of garbage at the Sunnybrae Park has resulted in the a gate closure until spring. 

Over the past few weeks, Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Parks Coordinators have had to remove large bags of household garbage. It appears people are driving into the parking lot and dumping the bags at the curb or around the toilet.

"It isn't our preference to close and lock the gate to the park, however in the past couple of years, this seems to work to curtail this illegal activity," reports Ryan Nitchie, Team Leader of Community Services. 

Sunnybrae Park remains open for public use. It is only access to the gated parking lot which will be closed.

Photo at right: Trash left illegally dumped in the parking lot of Sunnybrae Park. (CSRD photo)