Parks Flood Recovery

In 2018 RDCO Parks Staff received Disaster Financial Assistance approval for flood recovery funding.  Staff have been working with various consultants and contractors to complete the repairs to parks that were damaged by the 2017 flooding event. 

Click on the following park to learn more and to follow Flood Recovery Project updates:

RDCO Contact for Flood Recovery Projects:
Wayne Darlington 250-469-6232 parks.flood.recovery@cord.bc.ca  parks.flood.recovery@rdco.com

 

Glen Canyon Regional Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: Estimated for fall 2019

Project Cost: $95,000                     

Description: Damage occurred in 2017 freshet to some trails and eroded structural footings of the stairs in the park. The park is open.

Updates:  June 2019 - Design in progress – completion is expected to be in late 2019. There is no current impact to park users.

For more information on this project visit our Major Projects Map

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Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: Summer 2019

Project Cost: $375,000                                        

Description: Record high lake levels, flooding and high wind/wave action in spring 2017 damaged the parking areas and access roads, undermined the inner boat launch concrete slab, undermined access ramps to the fishing pier, and caused minor damage to the dock structures.  The flood recovery project included stabilizing the foreshore, repair of the parking area, access roads, dock and ramp structures and boat launch. 

Current Status: Park is open.

Updates:  September 16th - 20th, main boat launch and courtesy dock will be closed to repair damage from 2017 and 2018 high water.  More Details

June 2019 - 90% complete – foreshore stabilization is finished. The boat launch will be repaired in July 2019 to fall into the Fishery Window which minimizes the risk of impact to fish and wildlife.

April 2019 - Foreshore stabilzation and reparis to the parking area and docks are complete.  Boat launch stabilization work is scheduled to occur in June 2019.

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Fintry Community Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: Estimated Mid-Summer 2019

Project Cost: $120,000                              

Description: Record high lake levels, flooding and high wind/wave action in spring 2017 destroyed the dock and access ramp and damaged the concrete slab boat launch.  

Current Status: Park is open.  

Updates:  August 2019 - new dock has been installed and boat launch at Fintry Access #1 is again available for use.

For more information on this project visit our Major Projects Map

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Killiney Beach Community Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: Estimated mid-summer 2019

Project Cost: $535,000                          

Description: Record high lake levels, flooding and high wind/wave action in spring 2017 damaged the parking area and access roads, undermined the boat launch concrete slab, and caused damage to the dock structure in the park.  

Current Status: Park is open with restricted areas due to flood damage.

Updates: Notice:  September 9th - 13th, main boat launch and courtesy dock will be closed to repair damage from 2017 and 2018 high water.  More Details

August 2019 - boat launch remains open for use.  Stabilization of the boat launch concrete pad will take place after Labour Day long weekend when demand is lower.  Watch here for information once work has been scheduled.

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