Clearwater is even greener than we thought.
A recent search through Thompson-Nicola Regional District records uncovered four newly identified parks within the municipal boundaries that District staff had not been aware of, chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx told town council during its Mar. 20 meeting.
Clearwater now has 18 community parks with a total of 34.6 acres.
The four newly identified parks are Lake Summit Road (next to Dutch Lake), 2.52 acres; Ogden Road, .51 acres; Taren Drive, 1.24 acres; and Wildwood Road, .35 acres.
Developers are usually required to set aside land for parks whenever land is subdivided into three or more parcels.
The newly identified parks were created before Clearwater became a municipality and did not have title – which meant they were not included in the paper transfers to the District during incorporation.
Other parks in the Clearwater system include Dutch Lake Community Park, 1.72 acres, Bampton Park (next to Dutch Lake Park), 4.0 acres, and Weyerhaeuser Pioneer Park, 2.02 acres.