Posted on Feb 29, 2024
Under valued and under utilized Boitanio Park in Williams Lake is now home to the rock climbing Boulder Park. This boulder park allows people of all ages and backgrounds to experience a new type of activity which had not been available in the region. This climbing structure is the first of many intended projects to help promote outdoor healthy living in the community free of charge.

Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak, and its President Andrew Sandberg, led the process to fund and develop the $120,000 rock climbing park for the 12,000 local residents and those who may be visiting from nearby, smaller communities such as Horsefly, Likely, 150 Mile House and Wildwood.
The City of Williams Lake maintains the park. Because a qualified team from Kelowna was required for installation, Rotarians focused on raising funds from local sponsors and through available grants over 10 months in 2022. 
Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary contributed up to $20,000 in cash and in kind. A Rotary 5040 District Grant contributed $5,000. Fortis BC, West Fraser Trucking Association and other local business sponsors contributed a total of almost $80,000, local family sponsors another $8,250.
Williams Lake Daybreak held the park’s official opening on October 1, 2023.