Mission Creek Greenway trail extension underway

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KELOWNA - Work is underway to extend the Mission Creek Greenway upstream from KLO Creek.

Earlier this month, construction began on a new bridge that will cross KLO Creek. Next month, it’s anticipated that crews will begin building on a new trail, extending the existing Mission Creek Greenway recreational trail by another 1.7 kilometers along KLO Creek.

Along this new section, trail users will find excellent views of Layercake Mountain and the unique geological features in Gallagher’s Canyon.

It’s expected the trail will be complete and ready for public use this October. Until then, park visitors are asked for their safety and that of the workers involved, to stay out of this closed area.

The new bridge and trail extension were announced last year. The Friends of Mission Creek Society are funding this project with $223,000 that was raised through individual and corporate donations.

The Friends of Mission Creek Society was formed in 1996 with a goal to create a trail along Mission Creek. In 1997, Phase 1 of the Greenway opened with 7.5 km leading from Lakeshore Rd to Mission Creek Regional Park. Phase 2 added 8.5 km of trail upstream from Mission Creek Regional Park to Scenic Canyon Regional Park in 2005.

For more information about the Friends of Mission Creek Society, visit the website www.greenway.kelowna.bc.ca.

For more information about Regional Parks, visit www.regionaldistrict.com/parks.

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