FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2017
The City of West Kelowna is reminding the public that the two boat launches in the community are closed for recreational users until further notice with only supervised access allowed in relation to flood response or essential operations.
Due to extraordinarily high Okanagan Lake levels and the damage that watercraft wakes can cause to vulnerable properties and infrastructure, the Gellatly Boat Launch and Casa Loma Boat Launch have been closed, as well as a number of West Kelowna waterfront parks.
Users who require access to or from Okanagan Lake can contact the City’s Parks Department at 778-797-8849 to request supervised access.
The public is asked not to tamper with or move barriers or flood protection installations that have been placed at the Gellatly and Casa Loma Boat Launches. Fines can be issued to anyone who tampers with municipal infrastructure or who accesses a space closed due to public safety.