Rose Valley Regional Park area closed

Collection of wood debris from forest fire fuel modification project reason behind 50-hectare park area closure

  • May. 18, 2012 3:00 p.m.

An approximately four hectare section of Rose Valley Regional Park in West Kelowna is closed until further notice.

The area has relatively few trails and is located in the more densely forested, steeper terrain above West Kelowna Road.

The regional district has posted signs and erected fencing to close this area because there are piles of wood debris that were collected as part of the extensive forest fire fuel modification project conducted throughout a 50-hectare section of the park late last and earlier this year.

For public safety reasons, the regional district has now closed this section of the park until the collected piles can be disposed of once it is safe to do so and when open burning is again allowed later this year.

Park visitors are asked to obey the area closed signs and trail fencing by staying out of this area.   Increased patrols will be conducted and park users are reminded that failing to stay out of a closed area in a regional park could result in a fine of $500.

Visitors are also reminded that smoking is not allowed within any regional park and violators could face a $100 fine.

In addition, another section of Rose Valley Regional Park may have temporary closures through the fall as B.C. Wildfire Management crews will be doing fuel modification work.  As their wildfire response duties permit, these crews will be thinning, pruning, spacing and piling debris in a ten-hectare section of the park above Bear Creek Road, off Bowes and Pettman Roads.

This debris will also be burned later this year under safe conditions when open burning is allowed.

For more information visit the regional district parks services webpage regionaldistrict.com/parks, email parks@cord.bc.ca or call 250-469-6232.

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