Peace Island Park now being maintained by District of Taylor

TAYLOR, B.C. – Control of a popular campground in Taylor has been assumed by the District following issues wit…

TAYLOR, B.C. – Control of a popular campground in Taylor has been assumed by the District following issues with the level of service.

Campers have come to expect a high level of service and maintenance at Peace Island Park, and Mayor Rob Fraser says the previous arrangement just wasn’t working.

“There are a lot of people who have experienced a really good time at the park, and everything went smooth. We were experiencing difficulties with that, so we tried to work with the contractor. It just turned out to be not a good fit,” says Fraser.

Council has not yet met on the issue, as Fraser says all changes have happened at the staff level.

“Next council meeting, we’ll sit down and figure out what the long-term plan looks like, but staff have an interim plan put together. Various departments will help with the operation of the park, so we think we can fit into the existing budget and the existing resources that we have around the municipality.”

Fraser says all reservations will stay the same, and all public health orders around gatherings will be followed.

“There are some weddings booked, some reunions, and events on the river. Based on what the restart plan will look like at that moment, things will either go fully open or partially restricted, but all bookings are still a go.”

Fraser says the long winter and even longer pandemic has people ready to get outside and enjoy nature, great news for the campground.

“Peace Island Park will move a community of people through it that is larger than the population in our community. They’ll move a small town in and out of Peace Island Park in a single weekend.”

According to a post on Facebook, District staff will be operating the park during the transition. Office hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

For reservations, call 250-789-9295.

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