Regional Parks / Koeneman Regional Park

Koeneman Regional Park is located on 4.5 ha on the east side of the Fraser River in McBride and features a dovetail cornered log house. The house is no longer available for community activities.

Fred Koeneman came to McBride in 1923 and had a homestead west of town. He worked for logging outfits, mainly doing river drives, cutting wood and loading cedar poles and he also had traplines. Fred married Elizabeth in 1932 and in 1938 when their children reached school age, the Koenemans moved near McBride and built a home along the Fraser River. In the 1940s, Mr. Koeneman started working for the Public Works Department and BC Forest Service as watchman at the Teare Mountain fire lookout above McBride.

Fred Koeneman passed away in 1979 and the Regional District acquired the park land by family donation in 1981. Park facilities include picnic tables, fire pits, toilets, and a large open field. Camping is not permitted.

Koeneman Regional Park Site Map KoenemanParkSiteMap.pdf (110 Kb)