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Penticton Indian Band eyes ‘Adrenaline Super Park’

FILE PHOTO - Penticton Indian Band Chief Chad Eneas speaks to family, friends, supporters and the media, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
October 25, 2018 - 5:15 PM

PENTICTON - The Penticton Indian Band is looking at the idea of developing an adventure park.

The band announced in a press release issued this afternoon, Oct. 25, it was in the “due diligence” stages of planning an Adrenaline Super park with Avion Developments to be build on band land. It would include a sky chair, walking and nature trails, ziplines, a waterpark, a “mountain coaster” and a bike terrain park that will showcase cultural heritage and environmental stewardship.

The proposal also includes an adventure playground and a motorsports super centre including an asphalt oval, a road course, go-kart track and an off-road vehicle thrill park.

The concept also includes an amphitheatre, concert stage and bull riding event centre, to be constructed alongside an RV Park and tenting facility. Also planned is a park village for shops, restaurants and support facilities for a complete on-site experience.

Band Chief Chad Eneas says in the release he is excited about the economic development opportunity the proposal has, stating the project will be built in true partnership with the band.

Band Development Corporation chief executive officer Jonathan Baynes says in the release the proposal as an opportunity for economic prosperity for the band, which is expected to generate a significant number of long-term jobs for youth, in addition to providing a number of business opportunities for band members and Penticton-area businesses.

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