Year in Review: Point Roberts Park & Recreation


The Point Roberts Park and Recreation district had an eventful 2022 focused on community connection, engagement and maintaining the beauty of the land we are fortunate to steward.

Some of the events we have hosted include the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, Eagle SunFest, Apple Harvest Festival, Easter Egg Hunt, many Your Local Small Markets, a Halloween Spooktacular, Holiday Bazaar and the Community Holiday Party. The community center has continued to support the Food Bank and Senior Lunch Program. The district’s Zoom account has supported over 200 scheduled events, which has been a great boon to continued accessibility.

During the summer, Kids Camp brought lots of activities and fun, including three field trips across the border. Organization and implementation of camp was thanks to our amazing counselors, volunteers and the park district board and staff. We continued the summer fun with Movie Nights in the Park at Baker Field, which was a huge success and will continue next year. The summer Kayak Program at Lighthouse Park saw the addition of the paddle board program at Maple Beach, which was much appreciated by the community and will return in 2023 as well.

In August, Bennett Blaustein retired as chairperson after years of dedicated service. Mitch Friedman stepped up as chair, Bill Zidel as co-chair, and Kathleen Friedman joined the board in September. We are grateful to have a dynamic group of people bringing ideas and action to the district and community.

As we come into the fall and winter months, we are reflecting on what makes Point Roberts such a unique place. We are grateful to know you all and deeply appreciative of our small and mighty community. We are planning and expanding our capacity for the community center to be the center of the community through continuing to focus on programs that connect us all and working together to nurture the community spirit. Here’s to 2023!


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