Okotokians gathered in Mountainview for a park renaming ceremony on Thursday (Sept. 29).

The park at 245 Mountainview Drive has been renamed T. Allen King Park.

Mr. King was a prominent community member known for owning King's Pharmacy, initiating the first Okotoks parade, his many years working with local service clubs and boards, and a stint on town council from 1967-1974.

He passed away in April 2021 at the age of 88.

In March, town council voted to rename two parks in memory of two Okotokians who passed away last year: T. Allen King and Bill Robertson.

Among those at the ceremony were Mayor Tanya Thorn, councillors Gord Lang and Brent Robinson, former councillor Ray Watrin, Highwood MLA RJ Sigurdson, and numerous members of the Rotary Club of Okotoks.

Mayor Tanya Thorn spoke of Mr. King's lasting legacy and presented his son William with a commemorative plaque.

Okotoks Rotary Club President Robert Gollan also shared some words of appreciation for Mr. King and his profound impact on the organization.

Another plaque was unveiled that will remain at the park, displaying the park's name and the history of the man himself.