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Parks and trails in Central Okanagan closed by extreme fire hazard set to reopen

A viewpoint along the Yellowbell Trail in Rose Valley Regional Park.
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September 11, 2017 - 5:17 PM

KELOWNA - Thanks to some rainfall, and a much reduced fire danger rating, several parks and walking trails in the Central Okanagan will once again be open to the public as of noon tomorrow.

In Kelowna, the Paul’s Tomb and Lochview Trail, Dilworth Mountain Park, and Dewdney Road Beach Access #1 will be fully accessible tomorrow, Sept. 12, according to a media release. The upper trail at Canyon Falls Park will also be open while the lower trail remains closed due to construction.

Knox Mounatin Drive will remain closed though the Knox Mountain Park trail system is still open.

Several Regional District of the Central Okanagan parks have reopened as well with Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Park, Glen Canyon Regional Park, Kalamoir Regional Park, Rose Valley Regional Park, Stephens, Coyote Regional Park, Scenic Canyon Regional Park, and Mission Creek Greenway (Phase 2) back online, a media release says.

Three regional parks remain closed due to flooding: Hardy Falls Regional Park, Mill Creek Regional Park, and Killiney Beach Community Park. Flood damage continues to impact Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park and the main boat launch with both open in a limited capacity as repairs are needed along the shoreline and in the parking area.

The City of West Kelowna says the Mt. Boucherie Trails including Boucherie Rush and Boucherie Grind, Eain Lamont Park, the Rose Valley Trail access, Casa Palmero Park and Walkway, Davidson Creek Park, Shannon Way Park, Rock Ridge Park, and Wild Horse Park will all be reopened.

While the weather has improved the conditions in these parks and along these trails, all three jurisdictions involved with tomorrow's reopenings want to remind the public to be cautious when using anything that could potentially cause a spark, and that smoking is forbidden.

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