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City of Kelowna will provide access to a new waterfront park

Kelowna city council has agreed to go ahead with improving access to a small waterfront park on Popular Point, near the foot of Knox Mountain Park.
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October 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

KELOWNA - Kelowna city council has agreed to go ahead with improving access to a small waterfront park on Popular Point, near the foot of Knox Mountain Park.

Located at 264 Poplar Point Dr., there is already room to park four cars beside a rough trail leading down to the a 92-metre long pebble beach.

“Some of the steps require replacement, and the trail would benefit from wood cribbing along a steep switchback,” states a staff report to council.

Plans call for some trail and step improvements, beach cleanup – including removal of an improvised deck - and installing a garbage can, fencing and signage along with removal of an “improvised” deck.

Even though rocks and cliffs on either side separate the beach from neighbouring properties, those owners will be consulted before any work goes ahead.

In recent years, the city has acquired a fair bit of land for parks but does not have the money to fully develop them. Staff, in a May 2017 report, suggested doing making smaller scale improvements to access parkland, especially waterfront land.

For 2018, the city set aside $115,000 for such projects. This one will be paid for out of that budget but only with money left over after the Bluebird Beach Park Access project is completed.


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