Kiwanis Park in Williams Lake is a busy place all year

Kiwanis Park in Williams Lake is a busy place all year

Mayor vows to protect Kiwanis Park

Misuse of the new gazebo in Kiwanis Park will not be tolerated, Mayor Walt Cobb warned during city council’s regular meeting Tuesday.

Misuse of the new gazebo in Kiwanis Park will not be tolerated, Mayor Walt Cobb warned during city council’s regular meeting Tuesday.

“We have had a number of complaints about Kiwanis Park with drinking and parties going on in the new gazebo,” Cobb told council. “We have also heard that during the day there are parents smoking and bringing their dogs there.”

Kiwanis tot park is not meant for dogs, it’s not meant for parties and for smoking around children, he added.

As a result of the complaints, Cobb has asked the bylaw office to check the park more regularly.

He will also talk to the RCMP about the drinking, he added.

The new gazebo was erected last month by the Kiwanis Club, replacing a smaller one that was taken down a few years ago.

Many parents at the park on Wednesday said they love the new gazebo and agreed with the mayor that the park is for kids, not adults drinking and smoking.

The gazebo, built by Durfeld Log and Timber, was installed last month by the Kiwanis Club.