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Koeneman Regional Park

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Koeneman Regional Park


Koeneman Regional Park is located in McBride.

The 4.5 hectare park provides a pastoral picture on the east side of the Fraser River. A notable feature is the dovetail cornered log house.

The Koeneman Family

Fred Koeneman came to McBride in 1923 and took up a homestead west of town. He worked for logging outfits, mainly doing river drives, cutting wood and loading cedar poles. He also had traplines. Fred Koeneman married Elizabeth in 1932. When their children reached school age, the Koenemans moved near McBride and built a home in 1938/39 along the Fraser River.

Fred Koeneman passed away in 1979. The Regional District acquired the park land by family donation in 1981.

Facilities include picnic tables, fire pits, toilets, and a large open field. Camping is not permitted.