Long dormant, Krestova playing field prompts review by RDCK director

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There’s a big field beside the Krestova Community Hall, and the RDCK is going to explore what to do with it.

“This land was used as recreational land by the Krestova community for as long as I can remember,” says Walter Popoff, director for Area H. “There was a softball diamond, with a backstop, that was used for softball and baseball games and tournaments between the Krestova community and surrounding area teams.”

The board approved a Slocan Valley South Recreation Commission request to have staff prepare a report “regarding future community use and land tenure options for Crown land located adjacent to [the] Community Facility.”

Popoff says the intent is to explore the potential of this property and see if it can be secured by RDCK for recreational use by the community. No word on when that report will be complete.

He says if the report shows promise, they’d use the same public input process as is now underway with Campbell Field, a property at Playmor junction that was gifted to the Regional District that is now under consideration for recreation development.

John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Valley Voice