There is no doubt that we’ve had some great weather in past Aprils but this one seems to be breaking records for hot days and many are getting out there to enjoy those days at the local parks.
|Spring growth in Riverside Park
Riverside Park was officially named in 1933 but used for many years previous to that. The workers who were building the Canadian Pacific Railway back as far as 1885 used the park as a campsite.
|Riverside Park history
This is a photo taken of Riverside Park in 1939 which shows a beautiful park down by the Thompson River and some of its’ history. The park went through many very interesting changes over the early years and we are very fortunate to still have this beautiful gem as part of our downtown area.
|Variety Kids Waterpark
Several events are held here every year and to see some of these celebrations of the past for the Bicentennial Day, Canada Day, special events like the MS Walk (to be held May 1, 2016) and Remembrance Day, plus many more Summerevents, click on them to take you to that page.
|The Rivers Trail begins here
The Rivers Trail is a legacy of the 2000 Millenium. It has a continuous trail between Westsyde and the Yellowhead Bridge which brings these neighbourhoods together and celebrates the importance of the Thompson Rivers to Kamloops.
|Uji Friendship Garden
Mayor Mel Rothenburger reaffirmed this agreement with the Mayor of Uji on the tenth anniversary in 2000 and a tree was planted with Mayor Peter Milobar to commemorate the twentieth anniversary. The Uji Friendship Garden is a favourite spot where local high school grad classes come to take their photos.
There are several areas of the Riverside Park to visit and be enjoyed including the Rose Garden, tennis courts, a concession and the pier has a great view of the Thompson Rivers with Mt. Peter and Mt. Paul as a backdrop.