New park next to hotel

Design work is underway to put a new park next to the Coast hotel being built in Oliver.

The location of the proposed park is on Fairview Road between Station Street and the Okanagan River.

Option one of three designs drawn out by town staff, costing $60,500, would include new plants, trees, turf, irrigation and landscaping as well as other park amenities. 

"This design has the least amount of changes to the existing land but makes it feel like more of a park then it currently is," director of operations Shawn Goodsell said in a report from staff.

The second option would cost $126,000 and include a fountain feature with paving stones, as well as similar but more elaborate park amenities than the first option.

Option three, costing $160,500, would see a pond with a waterfall put in as well as a paved pathway to the hotel property. There would also be a "hike and bike" pathway, and park amenities would be similar to the second option.

Construction for the park would likely begin in June once the hotel construction is completed, since staff has allowed the hotel contractor to use that land for extra space while building.

The work would take four to six weeks depending on the design option chosen.

Council members in Oliver will debate the park options during Monday's meeting.


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