Council closes Riverside park to WhatFest campers

Town council responds to residents’ requests


At the Riverside Town Council meeting Thursday, the town decided to not allow camping at Rick Martin Memorial Park.

The action was mainly driven by the impending WhatFest that will be in Riverside in July. Requests have been sent in from many residents that surround the park to not allow camping.

“There were several people that wrote in, none in favor of it,” said Leroy Stephenson, mayor of Riverside.

After doing some research, Liz Swynarczuk, found there are little to no towns that actually allow camping in public parks within town limits.

“I found some information basically statin...

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