Crescent Valley Beach Now a Regional Park

 Crescent Valley Beach Now A New Regional Park

Nelson – A land donation made in 2011 has resulted in the addition of Crescent Valley Beach to the parks system owned and managed by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

“This is a very popular recreation site for local residents and visitors alike,” said Area H Director Walter Popoff. “The generosity of the landowner ensures this site will continue to be enjoyed and protected.”

“Local maintenance and upkeep of the beach and trails has been good over the years,” Popoff said. “Adding Crescent Valley Beach to our network of regional parks will enable an expanded parking area, washroom facilities, signage and other improvements.”

The newly created park is 2.53 hectares (6.25 acres) in area and includes 300 meters (approximately 1000 feet) of waterfront. Remains of the historic Patrick Brothers (founders of the Pacific Coast Hockey League, later incorporated into the National Hockey League) mill are located within the park boundaries.

Crescent Valley Beach is a popular spot for tubing, kayaking, boating and swimming on the Slocan River, in addition to hiking, wildlife viewing and nature appreciation. The new park will be part of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan being developed for the Slocan Valley. 

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For further information, please contact:

Cary Gaynor
Regional Parks Operations Supervisor
(250) 352-1510

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