Tronson Road Boat Launch Replacement (Lake Access Site #11)

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Introduction

The City will be replacing the boat launch and improving parking at 8130 Tronson Road (Lake Access Site #11). The plan is to complete this work in fall 2021, subject to environmental permitting and requirements.

Background

Throughout numerous public participation initiatives and consultation for the Official Community Plan, Parks Master Plan and Lake Access Plan, the City has consistently heard that the public would like to see more access to Okanagan Lake. Given that much of Vernon’s lakeshore property is privately owned, Vernon’s lake accesses play an important role in connecting residents, drainage, and wildlife to Okanagan Lake. Unlike parks, lake accesses are public road rights of way that provide access to water bodies, and when used recreationally are intended for short interludes.

One of Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan goals is to develop a minimum of one lake access site per year. To achieve that goal, the City is focusing development of the 15 priority lake access sites listed within the 2018 Lake Access Plan. The Tronson Road Boat Launch Replacement is located within Lake Access Site #11, which is one of the top 15 priority locations.

Project Details

The current boat launch concrete slabs are in disrepair and are in need of replacement. We will better define the parking areas so it will be easier to know where to park trucks and trailers. As this is a boat launch, we are not planning to place any seating areas directly at the beach to reduce boater / swimmer conflicts.

West of the boat launch, the City will be completing shoreline restoration including rip-rap, gabion baskets, and plantings to reduce erosion of Tronson Road. There will also be a small seating area (benches, bike racks, signage) in this area, away from the beachfront. The City has prepared a high level concept plan (see the link under "Concept Plan").

Construction is planned to be completed by the end of 2021, but the timeline is subject to environmental permitting and requirements. More details on the timing will be provided once they are available.


Feedback

We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to look at the high level concept plan and complete the survey below to let use know what you think of this project. Your feedback will be used to inform the final design. Note that some input may not be accommodated based on project constraints (e.g. budget, maintenance, safety, and environmental requirements).

The survey closes on May 31, 2021. You can also ask questions below. If you are unable to complete the survey online and would like to discuss the project, please contact Ellen Croy at 250-550-3676, or ecroy@vernon.ca.

Introduction

The City will be replacing the boat launch and improving parking at 8130 Tronson Road (Lake Access Site #11). The plan is to complete this work in fall 2021, subject to environmental permitting and requirements.

Background

Throughout numerous public participation initiatives and consultation for the Official Community Plan, Parks Master Plan and Lake Access Plan, the City has consistently heard that the public would like to see more access to Okanagan Lake. Given that much of Vernon’s lakeshore property is privately owned, Vernon’s lake accesses play an important role in connecting residents, drainage, and wildlife to Okanagan Lake. Unlike parks, lake accesses are public road rights of way that provide access to water bodies, and when used recreationally are intended for short interludes.

One of Council’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan goals is to develop a minimum of one lake access site per year. To achieve that goal, the City is focusing development of the 15 priority lake access sites listed within the 2018 Lake Access Plan. The Tronson Road Boat Launch Replacement is located within Lake Access Site #11, which is one of the top 15 priority locations.

Project Details

The current boat launch concrete slabs are in disrepair and are in need of replacement. We will better define the parking areas so it will be easier to know where to park trucks and trailers. As this is a boat launch, we are not planning to place any seating areas directly at the beach to reduce boater / swimmer conflicts.

West of the boat launch, the City will be completing shoreline restoration including rip-rap, gabion baskets, and plantings to reduce erosion of Tronson Road. There will also be a small seating area (benches, bike racks, signage) in this area, away from the beachfront. The City has prepared a high level concept plan (see the link under "Concept Plan").

Construction is planned to be completed by the end of 2021, but the timeline is subject to environmental permitting and requirements. More details on the timing will be provided once they are available.


Feedback

We want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to look at the high level concept plan and complete the survey below to let use know what you think of this project. Your feedback will be used to inform the final design. Note that some input may not be accommodated based on project constraints (e.g. budget, maintenance, safety, and environmental requirements).

The survey closes on May 31, 2021. You can also ask questions below. If you are unable to complete the survey online and would like to discuss the project, please contact Ellen Croy at 250-550-3676, or ecroy@vernon.ca.

  • There are three questions in this survey about the 8130 Tronson Road boat launch. Please submit your feedback by April 30, 2021.

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