City initiates planning process for Canoe Beach, Klahani Park

What does the future hold for Canoe Beach and Klahani parks?

What does the future hold for Canoe Beach and Klahani parks?

That will be the focus for the company chosen in a request for proposals issued by the City of Salmon Arm. The city is advertising for a qualified consulting team to create a plan for both parks.

In 2012, the city’s Parks & Recreation Master Plan recommended that a Canoe Beach Park Plan be created to include opportunities for expansion, with public safety and improving access the top priorities.

The Canoe Beach plan recommended would include considerations such as: potential redevelopment of rental lots on the west end; boat launch improvements; parking;  feasibility of dredging or a breakwater to facilitate boating and swimming; playground equipment upgrades; floating diving docks in the swimming area; and beach accessibility in terms of the railway crossing.

As for Klahani Park, the Master Plan recommends the plan address: expansion and upgrading of the playground; a multifunctional sport court for pickleball, basketball, hockey and tennis; a plan for installation of a new four-ball-diamond tournament complex; replacement of existing washrooms and concession; consideration of additional amenities such as an amphitheatre, outdoor stages, temporary camping/recreational vehicle area, an off- road bike skills park with easy to moderation zones; and a link to the South Canoe Trail System.

The city has budgeted $40,000 for the two plans. The proposals must be received by Oct. 1 and a contract is expected to be awarded on Oct. 13.

 

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