Cultus Lake – On Tuesday, Cultus Lake Park held their Grand Opening for Parking Lot B. New and Improved.
Cultus Lake Park, CAO Joe Lamb and Chair David Renwick, provided details on the parking lot reconstruction and the benefits for visitors and residents alike.
Cultus Lake Park is a Self-Sustainable entity receiving no funding from local and Federal government. Revenue from Sunnyside Campground, residential/commercial leaseholders and parking is integral to maintain Park facilities and services.
In 2018 Cultus Lake Park Board received a Park Planting Prescription which identified the need to address the dead and dying trees within the parking lot. In Spring 2020, an ISA Arborist confirmed that the deterioration of the trees due to root damage required removal. Thirty-nine trees were removed following this assessment, sparking a conversation to reconfigure the entire parking lot to optimize space and prioritize tree growth.
In 2021, Cultus Lake Park Board in partnership with the Environmental and Public Areas Committee, began construction with plans to plant 145 trees, 900 understory plants, irrigation in all plant beds, 51 additional parking stalls and separate entrance and exit. In addition, the Park was able to resurface the tennis court, provide a new basketball court and introduce a QR payment option for paid parking within all lots.
Cultus Lake Park Chair David Renwick thanked the contractors and subtrades, along with the 41 volunteers from the local community for their time spent improving and planting the many greenspaces throughout the lot.