Koeneman Regional Park is located in McBride.
The 4.5 ha park provides a pastoral picture on the east side of the Fraser River. A notable feature is the dovetail cornered log house. The house is no longer available for community activities.
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.
In the forties, Mr. Koeneman worked 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.
The Regional District acquired the park land by family donation in 1981.
Facilities include picnic tables, fire pits, toilets, and a large open field. A new picnic shelter is under construction.
Camping is not permitted.