Final phase of construction begins at Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park

Final phase of construction begins at Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park

The RDCK will begin construction of the final phase of the Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will begin construction of the final phase of the Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park over the next two months beginning on April 24, 2017.

The first phase — which was completed in 2015 — developed the entry into the park, 14 front parking stalls and a dropoff/ pick-up area.

The final phase will develop an additional 45 parking spaces, picnic shelter, washroom facility and an integrated trail network which will be completed in 2017.

During construction park users will be able to use the existing park entry, front parking stalls and beach access trail with minor interruptions.

The overall park design concept is guided by the Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park Management Plan.

The Management Plan includes a range of recommendations and proposals to improve parking, create gathering areas and preserve the park’s natural environment.

“The work at Crescent Valley Beach Regional Park is being advanced as a result of the Slocan Community Recreational Greenway Project, a unique partnership comprised of the RDCK, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Rec Sites and Trails BC, and the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society (SVHTS),” said Walter Popoff, RDCK Area H Director.

The project involves external funding from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grant, the RDCK’s Community Works Funding and Bike BC.