Marysville Eco Park

As part of greater recovery efforts on Mark Creek, Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook established the Marysville Eco Park in 2004. Once a gravel parking lot serving the Marysville Falls, Wildsight partnered with the City of Kimberley to excavate and restore the streambank, and to establish native tree, shrub & herbaceous plant species on the site. Local sculptor Tony Austin created trout sculptures for the Eco Park, and signage and picnic tables were installed to invite visitors to the space.

An EV charging station has been installed at the park in partnership with the City of Kimberley, Accelerate Kootenays, the Community Energy Association, and Kootenay Rockies Tourism. The charging station is now active on the FLO network map and PlugShare. The charging station provides locals and visitors alike the opportunity to recharge in proximity to nature as well as the local shops and businesses in downtown Marysville.

It is only through the efforts of countless resident and student volunteers that the Marysville Eco Park is the verdant refuge it is today! Every year, Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook hosts Volunteer Workbees at the Eco Park to clean up waste, remove weedy or invasive plants, maintain signage and more to ensure the space’s inviting, natural beauty into the future.  If you’d like to participate in one of these events, please email us, and Wildsight will let you know of the next opportunity to lend a hand.

Click here to learn about the invasive plants at Marysville Eco Park.

 

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97 Wallinger Ave
Kimberley, BC V1A 1Y6
Office Hours: Tues - Thurs 9 am – 3:30pm
Phone: 250-427-2535
kimcran@wildsight.ca