Current Conditions


Waterfront walkway project completed

A newly reconstructed Peach Plaza opened to public use along Penticton's Okanagan lake shoreline this week.
June 13, 2015 - 4:35 PM

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.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2015
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief found
    CACHE CREEK - The body of Clayton Cassidy has been found. Around 10:30 p.m. yesterday, May 27, members of the Ashcroft fire department found his body during a patrol of Cache Creek, accordin
  • TRENDING NOW: Instant karma for angry dog walker
    When crossing a street we all pay attention to a car pulling up to an intersection, but this man seems to get really riled up for some reason. Of course, his threatening behaviour is under c
  • Firefighters rescue unexpected visitors during blaze battle in Calgary
    Calgary firefighters made an unexpected rescue when they were battling a house fire in the city's southwest. On Friday afternoon, a passerby called 911 to report smoking coming from a ho
  • Fire on Front Street
    PENTICTON - Penticton firefighters spent a hot afternoon battling a fire on Front Street today. Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Chris Forester said in a release Sunday evening, May 28, firefight
  • No, Okanagan Lake will not peak this weekend
    If you’re confused about projections for what Okanagan Lake is going to do over the next few weeks, you’re not alone. The City of Penticton issued a media release yesterday, May
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile