West Kelowna receives land donation to expand parkland

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A portion of land adjacent to regionally-owned Glen Canyon Park has been donated to West Kelowna.

The announcement was made yesterday to mayor Doug Findlater and council members by project manager for Canyon Ridge Development, Garry Gilchrist, on behalf of First Island Financial Services Ltd., the company donating the 3.62 hectare parcel.

Findlater thanked the company for the gift on behalf of the District of West Kelowna, adding "This donation strengthens our interests in ensuring that Glen Canyon is enjoyed by all members of the public and that it will continue to be held in the public interest."

The land is currently zoned R3B, multiple housing (medium density) and is being donated to be turned into a passive park.

"Preservation or restoration of treasures is the responsibility of humans," Gilchrist said.

The mayor noted the beauty of the land, its wildlife and natural features, ensuring the publicly owned area buffering Powers Creek and Glen Canyon will continue to be accessible by everyone.

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