News from Kamloops

August 29, 2013

Path Construction Underway at West Highlands Park

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops has begun construction on a 1.8 kilometre multi-use pathway at new West Highlands Park in Aberdeen neighborhood. The 3.5 metre wide fully accessible pathway will provide recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities. The path will feature spectacular vistas of the North Thompson valley with scenic viewpoints and picnic areas and will be constructed with both hard surface (asphalt) and soft surface (shale) over its continuous length of 1.8 kilometres.

Pathway lighting will be installed to provide safe, year-round access to park users. Construction of the multi-use path is expected to be complete by September 30th at a cost of $200,000. Pathway lighting will be completed at a later date for an additional cost.

"After a great deal of planning and public consultation, we are pleased to begin construction of this new park in Aberdeen," says Jeff Putnam, City of Kamloops Parks & Civic Facilities Manager. "Constructing the multi-use pathway is just the beginning of what will be an amazing new year-round recreation area for Aberdeen residents and all of Kamloops. We look forward to seeing the completed project, which is expected in 2015."

West Highlands Park is Kamloops newest park located at the former Aberdeen Hills Golf Course. Future development will include two multi-use grass sports fields, a renovated community hall and a horticultural garden. Plans are also underway to design a long board training facility.

For more information go to www.kamloops.ca/parks

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Media Contact:
Jeff Putnam, Parks and Civic Facilities Manager
City of Kamloops
250-828-3700
jputnam@kamloops.ca