This week in history: 1963

MARCH 27, 1963: After two years of extensive study, the Deep River Chamber of Commerce presented to council their proposal for the development of a municipal park at Welsh’s Bay.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Owen Schwer, chairman of the park committee, said that the proposed park would provide excellent recreational facilities within the confines of the municipality at no foreseeable cost to the taxpayers as the project is expected to be self-supporting.

The plan calls for 85 well equipped camp sites, two swimming areas, and two large picnic areas.