City Closes Nature Parks | City of Kamloops
Due to the unprecedented, extreme fire danger and in the interest of public safety, the following parks will be closed as of 12:00 pm on July 1, 2021 by the order of the Fire Chief (By-law 10-37 Division 3):
- Batchelor Nature Park
- Campbell Creek Nature Park
- Capilano Park
- Trail connecting Barnhartvale to Peterson Creek through Juniper
- Dallas-Barnhartvale Nature Park
- Gleneagles Park
- High Canada Place Park
- Kamloops Bike Ranch
- Kenna Cartwright Nature Park
- Peterson Creek Nature Park
- Pineview Valley Park
- Rose Hill Park
- Sahali Terrace Nature Park
- Sifton Loop Trail
- Skyline Park
- Valleyview Nature Park
- West Highland Nature Park
The parks are closed to bike, pedestrian, and vehicular traffic. Parks crews are in the process of installing closure signs and will continue to do so over the next few days. Crews will also be monitoring City parks to ensure residents and visitors are abiding by closures and community services officers will be issuing fines for violations.
Residents are reminded that smoking is always prohibited in all City parks and walking trails. Given the extremely dry conditions, the City urges residents to be extremely cautious with cigarettes in all areas of the City and to only use designated containers to dispose of cigarettes.
In addition, the City has closed the Barnhartvale Landfill and Yard Waste Depot, effective July 1, 2021. It will remain closed until further notice. Residents are encouraged to use other facilities and more information can be found at Kamloops.ca/garbage.
Kamloops Fire Rescue asks residents to consider the consequences of their actions. The public can play an important role in fire prevention by staying aware, reporting fires immediately, and keeping all vehicles and bikes away from dry areas. More information on prevention can be found here.
The City of Kamloops and Kamloops Fire Rescue also asks residents to share this message widely.
To report people using closed parks, please call City of Kamloops Community Services at 250-828-3409. The public is asked to call 911 immediately if a fire is suspected.
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