January 14, 2014 - 10:15 AM
CNR Wharf Improvements have started and the work will be completed in time for the outdoor swim season later this year.
The wharf will remain closed to the public throughout the construction period. The adjacent Gellatly Bay multiuse corridor will remain open to cyclists, pedestrians and motorists during construction.
Demolition on the aging wharf began January 13 and a new outdoor aquatic park will be built in its place by summer. Demolition consists of removal and offsite disposal of the existing wharf and adjacent diving platform, including the extraction of all piles from Gellatly Bay. The iconic metal lift pulleys, located at the top of the wharf’s north and south towers, will be salvaged and reinstalled in the newly designed structure.
The new aquatic park will consist of:
- A seven-metre wide by 41-metre long steel wharf with timber decking and aluminum railings;
- Two lighted towers, with one to accommodate a three-metre jumping platform and a zip line; and,
- A new floating platform with a slide.
Phase 1 improvements are budgeted at $537,000.
The District of West Kelowna thanks the public for their patience during construction. More information on the CNR Wharf Improvement Project and the CNR Wharf Park Plan can be found at www.districtofwestkelowna.ca under In the Works.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014