Practices & Innovations

Millennium Park Natural Swimming Ponds

Contributor: Castlegar (City)
Year: 2015
Category: Excellence in Action
Award Details: UBCM Excellence Award Nominee - Best Practices (Excellence in Action)
Short Description:
The Natural Swimming Ponds are the key project for the City’s 23 hectare Millennium Park. This recreational space consists of a series of ponds adjacent to the Columbia River designed to bring residents and visitors to the river’s edge and provide a comfortable, fun swimming area.  Created for all ages, the ponds provide different recreational opportunities for families with young children to seniors. It has proven to be a regional draw, attracting Castlegar and West Kootenay residents alike. As envisioned in the Millennium Park master plan (2011), the City believes that by providing a safe interactive project such the Natural Swimming Ponds next to the Columbia River, a new generation of Castlegar and West Kootenay residents will be re-introduced to the wonders of the Columbia River and grow to further appreciate its beauty and its historical role in the development of the West Kootenay region. 
Last Reviewed: August 12, 2016, 12:01 pm