Waterfront property expands public access

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The City has purchased a lakeshore property, adding another section to the network of public lands along the foreshore of Okanagan Lake.

The 0.16-hectare (0.4-acre) property at 3676 Lakeshore Road just north of Rotary Beach Park was bought for $2.7 million with the intention of future expansion of the park.

“This property is one of the last significant obstacles for continued waterfront access between Boyce-Gyro Beach Park and Rotary Beach Park, so it’s an important acquisition at a reasonable cost for waterfront property,” said Mayor Colin Basran. 

The City’s Official Community Plan policy is to acquire waterfront property when feasible for the benefit of the community. In recent years, the City has acquired waterfront properties at 4214 Hobson Rd. and 4020 Lakeshore Road.

Altogether, there is now more than 10 kilometres of public-owned foreshore in Kelowna including municipal, regional and provincial land holdings.