Upcoming closures to accommodate Centre of Gravity

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KELOWNA - Centre of Gravity is coming and along with it a few road, park and beach closures.

From Fri. July 25 to Sun. July 27, public access to City Park will be restricted for Centre of Gravity but expect public washrooms, the skateboard park, the water park and tennis courts along with a portion of Hot Sands Beach to remain open to the public. Concerts end nightly at 11 p.m.

There will be other restrictions and closures to accomodate Centre of Gravity, according to a press release from the City of Kelowna.

The beach and volleyball courts, basketball court and a portion of Hot Sands Beach at City Park will be closed July 23-29. The south end section of City Park lakefront promenade will be closed from July 23-28. Pedestrians can detour using the walkway running from the park tunnel along the south end of the park to Abbott Street.

The City Park parking lot will be partially closed between July 21-30 with a full closure in the middle from July 23-28.

Abbott Street on-street parking between Leon and Bernard Avenues will be restricted on the west side from July 25-27 so tour and shuttle buses coming to and from the event.

The Abbot Street neighbourhood will have to pay heed to on-street parking restrictions along Hwy 97 south to Beach Avenue and west of Water Street to the lake from July 24-28. On street parking will be available to valid resident and visitor permit holders only. Ticket and towing will be enforced.

There will be nightly closures from July 25-27, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. July 25-27 to accomidate ticket holders exiting City Park.

RCMP will be on site to manage traffic but to avoid the congestion, a shuttle bus service will be provided for festival ticket holders with stops along Highway 97 at major hotel areas.

There could be a few minor interruptions to B.C. Transit service and traffic delays may occur because of road closures. The city hopes motorists will plan ahead to avoid delay.

Additional information about road work, road closures and potential delays can be found on the City of Kelowna road report.

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