The City of Kamloops needs to install more lighting in Pioneer Park and update existing lights to something brighter.
As it stands, it’s quite hard to see inside the park when it’s dark.
Over the past year, there has been more noise, groups of people and parties in the park after 10 p.m. compared to before.
On a few occasions recently, multiple units of community service and Kamloops RCMP officers have been called to disperse large, scattered, angry crowds.
These gatherings have also led to people being assaulted and arrests being made. Something needs to be done.
The city’s community services officers can only do so much and calling the police — which is only a stop-gap measure anyway — just takes valuable resources away from the detachment,
Having bright lights throughout the park would deter after-hour mischief and other growing nuisances.