New washrooms and changeroom opening at Boyce-Gyro Park
Press release from the City of Kelowna on June 17, 2020:
Starting June 18, visitors will have access to the new washrooms and changerooms located beside the apple at Boyce-Gyro Park. The new building is part of the final phase of improvements for the park, which also includes new sidewalk, a plaza with seating and landscaping.
“The washrooms are a huge improvement,” says Steve Walker, Project Technician. “New and improved lighting makes the building safer and more welcoming; the plumbing, lighting, and hand driers are more environmentally friendly; and small free combination lockers have been added.”
Just outside the washrooms, a new plaza has been constructed with stairs that lead to the beach, so beachgoers have a safer transition from the sidewalk to the sand.
Improvements will continue this summer with the addition of seating, trees and landscaping, and irrigation.
The new washrooms are larger and can accommodate the capacity of the entire park, therefore the north washrooms will be closed to regular public use and only opened for special events.
Since 2018 the City has invested $2.98 million into Boyce-Gyro Park, adding a new parking lot, volleyball courts, ping pong tables, safer connections for bicycling and walking, and now the new washrooms, changeroom and plaza.
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