April 02, 2015 - 4:13 PM
KELOWNA - Continued good weather means the road to the top of Knox Mountain Park, Kelowna's signature greenspace, is opening a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.
The City of Kelowna says it was opening Knox Mountain Drive because night time temperatures have consistently been above zero. Vehicle access is restricted in winter months as the road to the top is much steeper than normal and some shaded parts are bedevilled with ice patches and snow accumulations.
Access to the first lookout has been open to vehicles since March 13, also an early opening.
The city reminds park users that dogs must be on a leash within the park. Owners of unleashed dogs that harass wildlife are subject to a $345 fine. As well, smoking is not allowed within all natural areas.
The summer road schedule allows vehicle access to Knox Mountain Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. The park itself is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
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