There’s money for trails but none for Aldergrove Lake

Money now suddenly available in the budget would be better spent rebuilding this great facility as it was — free to everyone.

Editor: It makes me furious when I read of the equestrian trails being considered for Campbell Valley and Aldergrove Lake.

Aldergrove Lake was closed with little opposition.

The reason given was that there was no money in the budget to rebuild it and that was that.

Now it seems that almost a million dollars over two years is being considered for equestrian trails, which is surely an elitist sport.

Dennis Towsend (Letters, March 27) cites five per cent as the number of people who own horses, but the number of people who would actually use these trails would be a great deal smaller. Those enjoying equestrian pursuits, with the money and clout that comes with it, should find private land to practice their sport.

Aldergrove Lake was a place that was used by thousands of people.

I can’t tell you how many wonderful days we and many, many others spent enjoying swimming, playing, building sand castles, having hot dogs and popsicles, and in the evening —  picnics and barbecues.

Any trails built at Aldergrove Lake should be available for walking, jogging, and bike riding.

Money now suddenly available in the budget would be better spent rebuilding this great facility as it was — free to everyone.

Heather Watt

Langley