After Alexander Zuckerberg’s death in 1961, the island and its buildings deteriorated for 20 years until it was purchased by the city in 1981. In the spring of 1983 the Castlegar Rotary Club began developing it as a park. They dedicated it in September 1983 and continue to maintain an interest in it. At the end of 1983, the Heritage Advisory Committee was established to restore the buildings and grounds. The Castlegar and District Heritage Society is now responsible for ongoing island maintenance and operations.
Photos by Anne White.