Waterfront walkway project completed

A newly reconstructed Peach Plaza opened to public use along Penticton's Okanagan lake shoreline this week.

PENTICTON - The City of Penticton officially completed its latest waterfront project yesterday, just in time for the summer season.

The Peach Plaza portion of the Okanagan Lake walkway opened, June 12, completing the sidewalk from the SS Sicamous all the way to Rotary Park.

The project included construction of a three metre wide concrete walkway with additional seating and energy efficient lighting, according to a media release. Additional landscaping was done and improvements to existing infrastructure means more amenities will be available in the area for event organizers who will benefit from newly installed built-in vendor power. Signage, amenities such as bike racks and designed concrete has also redefined the Peach Plaza area.

A total of $9,275 was raised for the new hospital care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital through the recycling of paving stones removed from the area as part of the reconstruction. More than 100 pallets of paving stones were auctioned off in a silent auction with the proceeds to the South SImilkameen Medical Foundation.

The City received a total of $661,000 from federal gas tax funding for the project.

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