The province is helping the city expand the Mission Creek Greenway.
Kelowna-Mission MLA and Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett announced Friday that Victoria is providing 2.83 hectares of parkland to allow the city to complete a network of trails running along the creek side.
The land from the B.C. government is being provided through the provincial Sponsored Crown Grant program.
The land – with an assessed value of $473,700 – will fill fills a gap in the Mission Creek Greenway Regional Park and allow the city to expand the popular walking, biking and running trail.
“We are pleased to provide Kelowna with this Crown land for the expansion
of trails, playgrounds and other recreation amenities – it’s another perfect opportunity to provide the means for a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as showcase this beautiful part of the province,” said Bennett.
Mayor Walter Gray said the greenway is used by countless Okanagan Valley residents, visitors and wildlife and the grant of Crown land will allow the city to complete the what he called the “jewel” in the Central Okanagan Regional District regional park system.