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Kelowna's Infrastructure Improvements Are No Walk in the ParkCity of Kelowna
KELOWNA - City parks offer a space for play, recreation, athletics and community-building. In 2017, more than $15.2 million will be spent on maintaining and improving the beautiful parks and beaches which residents and visitors all enjoy.
“Each year we complete routine and new projects to revitalize our public parks and beaches,” explained Andrew Gibbs, Senior Project Manager for Infrastructure Delivery. “Some of this year’s projects will include Boyce-Gyro parking and park improvements, Canyon Falls Park upgrades, Cedar Creek Park stair renewal, foreshore protection and three new off leash dog beaches.”
In addition, a variety of local partnerships have been formed to undertake projects such as a courtyard in the heart of the Cultural District adjacent to the Laurel Packinghouse and construction of trail sections along Bellevue Creek in the Upper Mission trail system.
“Projects like this bring local partners together to create strong, vibrant and healthy communities,” explained Gibbs.
Enhancing recreation amenities, making improvements for public safety and upgrading environmental features are part of the annual work that is done to ensure the quality of Kelowna’s natural treasures are protected.
Did you Know?
- The City maintains 1,111 hectares of green space (222 parks), including 14,063 street trees and 480 garbage cans
- On average, there are 140 events held in city parks and beaches each year.
- City staff mow grass weekly and rake sand along public beaches every day. (Note: with the current volume of debris coming ashore it will take some time to get the beach clear.)
Check out the infrastructure projects happening in Kelowna neighbourhoods or subscribe to project updates at kelowna.ca/cityprojects