Regional district opens more parks following floods
Antler’s Beach Regional Park, along Okanagan Lake at the south end of Peachland is now open again. It had been closed during the recent flooding.
As record water levels continue the gradual decline, Regional Parks staff is cleaning debris from some waterfront beaches. As resources are available, sandbag and flood protection will be removed.
In some other Regional Parks though, flood damage is more extensive and they remain closed:
- Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park (Okanagan Centre Road West in Lake Country) – infrastructure assessment required once lake level drops further in order to try and provide some temporary access
- Glen Canyon Regional Park
- Acorn bridge downstream to the Gellatly Road parking area – closed as assessment and recovery of trails and infrastructure is underway
- Constable Neil Bruce entrance upstream to the Covington Crescent entrance at Last Mountain Community Park – Closed
- Hardy Falls Regional Park
- Park area from main entrance to Highway 97 is open
- Trail and bridges to falls viewpoint not anticipated to open this year
- Mill Creek Regional Park
- Not anticipated to open this year
- Fintry Community Park Access #1 (boat launch)
- Temporary repairs will be done as water level drops to provide access as soon as possible.
- Killiney Beach Community Park – including the boat launch
- Not anticipated to open this year.
As a result of the extreme fire hazard, effective tonight until further notice, the Collens Hill Road access to Kalamoir Regional Park will be closed to all vehicles. The park trails and waterfront area will remain open for hiking and cyclists.
Visitors are reminded that smoking and fires of any kind are not allowed in any Regional Park.