Confrontations between swimmers and boaters at a new West Kelowna beach park should be prevented this summer, city staff say. Parks staff hope to get provincial approval to rope off a swimming area at Aberdeen Park with tall buoys attached to a metal wire.

“We want to ensure safe swimming in the area,” parks director Stacey Harding said Wednesday. “Having boats and personal watercraft in there is a dangerous practice when we’re creating a family-friendly swimming zone.”

Safety concerns have arisen because newly constructed Aberdeen Park is immediately north of a large private dock at the upscale Paradise Estates gated community, which has space for 36 boats.

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Daily Courier – March 8, 2017.


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