Pritchard Park Plan

Waterfront Improvement Project

Phase 1 improvements were completed July 2014 and included:

  • Curb, gutter and sidewalk fronting the park along Pritchard Drive
  • Formalized parking with wider than standard stalls for easier access into vehicles
  • Irrigated landscaping including new trees and shrubs
  • Six foot wrought iron fencing
  • Storm sewers and water main upgrades
  • Turnaround/drop off zone along the park frontage, and
  • Vegetative buffers between the park and adjacent residences
On March 25, 2014 Council awarded a $352,736 contract to Arterra Construction Ltd. to complete Pritchard Park Improvements Phase 1:

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Background

On July 27, 2012 a larger an improved Marjorie Pritchard Memorial Park opened to the public.

The upgraded Pritchard Park offers additional lawn space and a pedestrian dock (rebuilt in summer 2013), in addition to existing family amenities, which include: a sandy beach and marked swimming area; children’s playground; picnic tables; and, a volleyball court.

The expanded park is 0.7 hectares and offers 166 metres of lakeshore. The park was expanded in August 2011; Council approved the purchase of 1595 Pritchard Drive to connect Pritchard Park to the northeast with a municipal utility lot to the southwest.

Following the purchase, Council directed staff to consult with neighbours and the community and create a Pritchard Park Plan. In March, Council adopted the plan and subsequently approved the removal of a home and swimming pool on site to accommodate expanded recreational space in the park. Other recommendations contained in the plan will be considered as part of Council’s future strategic planning exercises and budget deliberations.

About The Pritchard Park Plan

Council adopted the Marjorie Pritchard Memorial Park Plan on March 13, 2012:

Initial Plan Implementation

In preparation for future, phased upgrades at Pritchard Park, various public works were completed from the spring of 2012 through the winter of 2013, including:

  • Demolition of house in June 2012
    • Removal of hazardous materials
    • Salvage of appliances, copper wire, doors, etc.
    • Recycling of concrete
  • Landscaping early July 2012
    • Fine grading, irrigation, topsoil, turf grass, short-term fencing
  • The expanded portion of the park opened to the public on July 27, 2012
  • Dock rebuilt in spring and summer 2013; completed in July 2013
  • Removal of overgrown shrubs and trees for safety and security reasons in December 2013
Future improvement phases will be considered by Council as part of ongoing strategic priority and budget planning exercises.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like further information about this project, please contact the Development Services Division at 778-797-8830 or email dev.services@westkelownacity.ca.