Tom Kelley Memorial Park grand opening on Sept. 7

Blaeberry park celebrates grand opening

The Tom Kelley Memorial Park just celebrated its grand opening on Saturday Sept. 7.

The Tom Kelley Memorial Park just celebrated its grand opening on Saturday Sept. 7.

About a year ago, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District funded the construction of a very special park, on land donated by Doreen Kelly out in the Blaeberry.

Eric Scragg, a very sought after designer of wood playgrounds, was brought on board for the project. His work has been commissioned all over the world for private and public playgrounds, with some of his most notable work appearing in Whistler and Japan.

“This brings out a whole different energy with the kids when they’re on here, that natural organic flow makes them feel like they’re in the woods. Their imaginations run a little more wild with it,” said Scragg while he was still building the structure last fall.

Unfortunately Scragg was not able to attend the grand opening, but more than 100 people did make it out for the celebration.

Doreen Kelley was thrilled that two of her great grandchildren travelled to Golden for grand opening of the Tom Kelley Memorial Park, named after her late husband.

Marcin Pachcinski, the parks and recreation team leader for the CSRD, and Gary Habart, the Area A representative for the CSRD also attended the event.


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