Clean-up of Esplanade Park set for Monday

NEWS RELEASE

On Monday, December 2, members of the City’s clean team, working along-side City Bylaw Officers, will begin removing discarded items from Esplanade Park.

This work, set to begin at 7am, builds on past efforts to survey and remove unwanted and unsafe material from Esplanade and other park areas around the City.

“Parks and Bylaw staff have received numerous public complaints around activities and material in Esplanade Park, including entrenched sites, unsafe fires, old propane tanks, discarded garbage and sharps,” said Bylaw Supervisor, Tina Siebert.   “Monday’s efforts will focus on clearing out material recently abandoned by individuals who now live in permanent housing.”

Additional clean-up work is planned for Esplanade Park next year to support wild fire mitigation efforts.

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Contacts:

Tina Siebert
Bylaw Supervisor
City of Penticton
250-490-2465

Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Penticton
250-490-2583