Park up­dates

The Prince George Citizen - - FRONT PAGE -

ABOVE: Start­ing on Mon­day crews with the City of Prince Ge­orge will be­gin sea­sonal clo­sures at two parks. Con­naught Hill (pic­tured above) and Car­rie Jane Gray Parks will close to ve­hi­cle traf­fic be­gin­ning at 9 p.m. All parks will re-open in the spring. LEFT: A small dump truck hauls gravel to be used as part of the trail re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ac­tiv­i­ties started this week in Cot­ton­wood Is­land Park to re­pair dam­age done by flood­ing. Crews are grad­ing and edg­ing nearly 300 me­tres of the trail us­ing gravel and crushed rock. The city ex­pects the work to be com­plete in about two weeks. BOT­TOM LEFT: Lo­cal artist Elmer Gun­der­son re­cently carved eight more images into the bark of some of the trees lin­ing the trails wind­ing through Cot­ton­wood Is­land Park. The new ad­di­tions bring the to­tal num­ber of carv­ings in the park to 20. The art­work is carved into the dense outer bark of the cot­ton­wood and does not harm the trees.

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