Phase 2 Begins on Smith Pioneer Park Improvement Project

Kamloops, BC – June 27, 2024 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is advising the public that phase two of construction at Smith Pioneer Park in Lower Nicola will begin as early as the first week of July 2024. The park will be open during construction; however, park users are asked to avoid areas where crews are working.

Phase two of the Smith Pioneer Park improvement project will include constructing a half-court basketball court, adding fitness equipment, and adding a children’s zipline. This work is expected to be completed by the fall of 2024.

Since 2022, improvements that have been made at Smith Pioneer Park include building a new bandshell, adding new playground surfacing, building new picnic shelters, painting pickleball lines at the tennis courts, and other minor improvements. This project has been fully grant funded through the Canada Community Building Fund.

“We’re looking forward to this work which will continue to make this community park even better in Lower Nicola,” said Jo Kang, Community Services Coordinator. “Additions being made to Smith Pioneer Park this summer will add even more activities for kids, seniors, and families, and continue to improve accessibility for park users.”

The TNRD thanks park users for their understanding during this phase of construction,

About TNRD Community Parks

The TNRD currently owns and operates 10 Community Parks, 2 Regional Parks, the Agate Bay Boat Launch, and the Blue River Trail Network. To learn more about these park and recreation amenities, visit:

Media Contact:

Jo Kang, Community Services Coordinator
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-6301

Sign up for the TNRD mailing list

Subscribe to get the latest regional news and updates delivered straight to your inbox. Opt in or out anytime.

Scroll to Top