Wildfire mitigation, cold weather close West Kelowna Parks

A portion of Westbank Centre Park will be closed through the week of Oct. 29 to safely remove and chip pine beetle infested trees.

  • Fri Oct 26th, 2012 8:00pm
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A portion of Westbank Centre Park will be closed through the week of Oct. 29 so the district can safely remove and chip approximately 70 pine beetle infested trees.

Closure notices will be posted on site and spotters are on location to ensure that park users stay out of the work zone.

With the onset of cold weather, West Kelowna would also like to inform the public that all athletic fields are closing for the season, as league play ends over the next few weeks.

The municipality encourages the public to stay off the sports fields until they reopen in the spring to prevent turf damage.

The municipality has also closed the majority of its parks’ washrooms and is winterizing the facilities to keep pipes from freezing.

The heated Willow Beach washroom facility will remain open during the winter months to accommodate users of the popular Gellatly Bay recreational corridor.

The district will keep a number of portable washrooms open at various parks throughout the winter. Unheated washroom buildings typically reopen during the first week of April.