A chunk of Okanagan Lake waterfront is now owned by the public.
The Regional District of North Okanagan has purchased the 2.5-acre Camp Hurlburt property from Trinity United Church. It includes 1,000 feet of waterfront.
“Lakefront property is limited and in high demand,” said Juliette Cunningham, Greater Vernon Advisory Committee chairperson.
“We are fortunate that the members of Trinity United Church were interested in keeping this property open and available to the community.”
Trinity United Church officials are pleased with the acquisition of the Eastside Road property by local government.
“Camp Hurlburt has been a critical part of Trinity’s relationship with the Greater Vernon community for more than 80 years,” said Rev. Jeff Seaton, with the church. ]
“Since 1931, thousands of young people and families have been blessed by the opportunities available at this beautiful place. The sale of the property to the regional district allows Trinity to maintain that legacy through community-based programs for children, youth, and families, while ensuring the entire community can benefit from direct access to this special location.”
The development of the property will be subject to an RDNO park planning process, following which the park will be opened to the public.