2021 Lake Access Projects (4 sites)

Funded by
Casino Grant Reserve, Gas Tax Reserve, and Local Improvement Reserve
Project State
Current

Introduction:

The City will be making improvements to four lake access sites on Okanagan Lake. The plan is to complete this work in 2021, subject to environmental permitting and requirements.

Project Details:

The four sites slated for development include:

Site
#

Address
(links to Engage Vernon Site)
Project
19030 Tronson RdOkanagan Lake Trail Improvements
118130 Tronson RdBoat Launch Replacement
223000 Lakeshore RdPathway Connections at Kin Beach Park
258797 Okanagan Landing RdRecreational Area

Background:

Throughout numerous public participation initiatives and consultation for the Official Community Plan, Parks Master Plan and Lake Access Plan, the City has consistently heard that the public would like to see more access to Okanagan Lake. Given that much of Vernon’s lakeshore property is privately owned, Vernon’s lake accesses play an important role in connecting residents, drainage, and wildlife to Okanagan Lake. Unlike parks, lake accesses are public road rights of way that provide access to water bodies, and when used recreationally are intended for short interludes.

One of Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan goals is to develop a minimum of one lake access site per year. To achieve that goal, the City is focusing development of the 15 priority lake access sites listed within the 2018 Lake Access Plan. The four lake access sites planned for development in 2021 are listed in the top 15 prIority lake access sites. 

Image
Boat launch street view
City Contact(s)

Ellen Croy
Transportation Planner
Community Services Building
250-550-3676, ecroy@vernon.ca