Construction on Kelowna’s newest waterfront park has begun, the city announced Tuesday morning.
According to the city, building Pandosy Waterfront Park will take a year and cost $3.85 million.
Located near Abbott Street and Cedar Avenue in the Pandosy neighborhood, the lakeside urban park will feature a paddle sports launch pad, pedestrian boardwalk and trails.
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Site preparation began in late 2020 and shallow utility work will begin this week, with larger construction commencing in the coming weeks. The work should be completed in the spring of 2023.
“The park will become the new waterfront for the Village of Pandosy, with a wide variety of spaces for local residents and across the city,” said Todd DeGruchy, the city’s senior project manager.
“And for those who just want to sit back and enjoy the activities, there will be plenty of places to do that.”
The city describes the bay as being shallow and quite overgrown with weeds, “so not suitable for swimmers or powerboats, but well suited as a hub for paddle sports in the city”.
For more information about the park, visit the city’s website.
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