Province seeks new operator for Green Park Campground


Tourism officials say the province hopes to keep Green Park in Port Hill near Tyne Valley, P.E.I., operating as before.

This came after the operators of Green Park Campground – Dale and Bonnie Wood – made the announcement terminate their rental agreement with the province Thursday.

On Thursday, Dale Wood said damage from post-tropical storm Dorian and other business opportunities were the main factors in the decision.

In an email to CBC, provincial officials said the plan is for operations at Green Park to “remain the same.”

“We have started the process for [a request for proposals].”

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The province has experienced “significant public interest” since Thursday, the email said.

“We thank Dale and Bonnie Wood for their dedication and commitment to the park over the past eight years.”

Tourism Minister Matthew MacKay could not be reached for comment on Friday.

Green MLA Trish Altass represents the Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke ward, which includes Green Park.

She said she was able to speak with MacKay and is confident that “the province is looking for solutions as quickly as possible.”

She said the campground is popular and an important resource for the community, especially during Green Park's Rock the Boat music festival. However, she is optimistic that someone will take over the campsite.

“I think if it is decided to move this forward as an RFP and someone else takes it on, I know there is interest in this community from various community members who would like to take this on,” Altass said.

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