Process begins to retain Kal Beach as public park

City of Vernon initiates rezoning with the District of Coldstream

Steps are being taken to ensure a popular park remains public.

City of Vernon council agreed Monday to apply to Coldstream to have Kal Beach rezoned to parks and open space.

“We’re not making any more beaches. I’m passionate that this stay in the public domain,” said Coun. Juliette Cunningham, who initiated the matter.

While Kal Beach is in Coldstream, it is owned by the city and is currently zoned rural two, which could have allowed for development.

The city will eventually transfer ownership of Kal Beach to the Regional District of North Okanagan as part of Greater Vernon’s parks restructuring.

See more details in Wednesday’s Morning Star.