Central Okanagan (British Columbia, Canada) will soon see two parks acquire additional lands for residents to explore.
As per a report, a new 10.6-hectare property at the end of Whitworth Road has been acquired at CA$2.2-million to be added to Goats Peak Regional Park.
When the park opens, the land will provide access to Whitworth Road and a connection to Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park.
As per the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO), the acquisition will ensure that critical ecosystems, habitats, species at risk, and other important First Nations values are protected while providing opportunities to connect trails.
“This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada. A contribution of CA$200,000 was made through the Habitat Stewardship Program,” stated the RDCO.
In the meantime, Glen Canyon Regional Park will be seeing a newly acquired 4.05-hectare piece of land located at 2605 Hebert Road.
“With a cost of CA$910,000, the property straddles Powers Creek and will allow future trail connections and new trail development while protecting key riparian lands,” reads a statement from the regional district.
The RDCO manages and maintains 30 regional parks and 20 RDCO community parks.
This story originally appeared on Kelowna Capital News