Our parks are zoos

July 6, 2010

As Leanne Koss suggests, Birds Hill Park has become a dump.

But it’s not only Birds Hill but many of the popular provincially run campgrounds in Manitoba. At one time we were avid campers and quite familiar with the problems of casual camping, hence we decided to try “seasonal” camping at St. Malo. However, it was more of the same thing.

It’s not only the garbage and rundown facilities, but a general lack of control by park officials. Speeding cars and obnoxious drunks dominate what should be a quiet week of camping. Not to mention the stealing.

Eventually we sold our RV, based on the decision that if we wanted to visit a zoo we would travel to Assiniboine Park.

Al Yakimchuk

Sandy Hook

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