FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2017
With the lake level approaching full pool and flooding concerns subsiding, the City of West Kelowna has begun removal of flood protection measures from public and private lands.
Residents will see signage in flood-impacted areas indicating that work is underway or will begin shortly. Crews have been arranged through the Regional Emergency Program in coordination with the City’s Parks Department.
Currently, sandbag removal is being undertaken in the Green Bay, Pritchard Drive and Gellatly Road/Whitworth Road areas of West Kelowna, with work resuming in Casa Loma early next week. Residents who are undertaking their own sandbag removal on their property can assist by moving their bags to the roadside for pick up and disposal.
Please separate burlap and polypropylene sandbags.
The City is pleased to report that the following parks, closed due to flooding concerns earlier this year, are now open or opening soon:
- Paddlewheeler Park – Pritchard Drive
- Pritchard Park – Pritchard Drive
- Aberdeen Park – West Bay Road
- Casa Loma Dock (opens Thursday, July 20)
- Osprey Park - Green Bay Road (opens Saturday, July 22)
- Willow Beach – Gellatly Road
- Marina Beach – Gellatly Road
- Pebble Beach – Whitworth Road
- CNR Wharf – Gellatly Road
- Rotary Beach – Gellatly Road
- Gellatly Landing Park – Gellatly Road
- Casa Rio Park – Casa Rio Drive
- John Dupuis (Casa Loma) Boat Launch – Casa Loma Road
- Gellatly Boat Launch – Gellatly Road
- Casa Loma Waterfront Access – Casa Loma Road (south)
The following parks remain closed:
- Jennens Park – Jennens Road
- Hitchner Park – Jennens Road
- Gellatly Walkway – Gellatly Road
- Beechnut Park – George Court
- Hazelnut Park – Whitworth Road
- Heartnut Park – Whitworth Road
- Casa Loma Beach Park – Casa Loma Road (north)