Credit: Facebook: The Boucherie Grind

West Kelowna closes parks

The City of West Kelowna has closed parks due to the extreme fire risk

In the interest of public safety, the City of West Kelowna has closed several parks due to the extreme fire threat.

After several days with an extreme fire hazard rating and very dry conditions, the following community parks will be closed to the public until further notice:

Mt. Boucherie Trails – including Boucherie Rush and Boucherie Grind

Eain Lamont Park – Lakeview Cove Road

Rose Valley Trail access – McDougall Road

Casa Palmero Park and Walkway – Casa Palmero Drive

Davidson Creek Park – Shannon Woods Drive

Shannon Way Park – Shannon Way

Rock Ridge Park – Griffiths Place

Wild Horse Park – Wild Horse Drive

Open burning, including campfires and in backyard fire pits, are not allowed anywhere within the City of West Kelowna, according to a city release.

If you see smoke or observe an illegal campfire in a forested area, call 911 immediately. If you observe people accessing these closed parks, call West Kelowna Bylaw Enforcement at 778-797-8810. People observed disobeying these regulations will be fined. Fines can be as much as $500.

Representatives from fire and parks departments from Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and the Regional District of Central Okanagan met to determine the criteria for when parks will be closed.

Check local municipal websites for specific park closures.

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