New Sign Helps Enhance Cottonwood Island Park
Prince George, B.C. – Visitors to Cottonwood Island Park now have an easier way to enjoy its hidden treasures.
This after the City of Prince George and local company Papyrus Printing helped pay for a new sign that details 12 carvings in the park – six of which were completed last spring by local artist Elmer Gunderson.
The sign is located at a kiosk in the parking lot near the replica bridge. More information about the carvings can be found at Tourism Prince George and the Railway and Forestry Museum.
The project was spearheaded by Prince George Heritage Commission member Jeff Elder and the Railway and Forestry Museum, which applied for support from the city’s Community Enhancement Grants while securing support from Papyrus Printing.
Gunderson, who’s self taught and retired after a career in the city’s public works department, says visitors to the area seem to really appreciate his work.
“It’s all been really positive. The first year I had a lot of strange looks because nobody knew what I was doing at that time but last May the people coming by were just really excited to see more going in. It’s been quite a tourist attraction.”