Cultus Lake Park Board is phasing in the re-opening process at the park over several weeks. (GoogleMaps)

Cultus Lake Park Board announces phased-in approach to opening

Tentative plans by park board officials to open overnight camping at Sunnyside on June 1

The Cultus Lake Park Board is ready to start easing restrictions on public access to the park and Sunnyside Campground with plans for a phased-in approach.

“Cultus Lake Park surrounds a residential neighbourhood, and park staff and the board are asking that people be kind, considerate and safe as they move to re-open the park,” according to the press release of May 12.

The Main Beach public area, and parking lots A and B, are set to open May 14 at 8:30 a.m. for daytime use, along with the Sunnyside boat launch area parking lot C.

Following the B.C. government’s designation of RV camping as an essential service, Sunnyside Campground’s seasonal campsites will open on May 21, with planned positioning of sites set out for seasonal campers.

There are tentative plans in place for overnight camping at Sunnyside to open as of June 1, 2020. But this date is subject to provincial government direction, since while Sunnyside Campground is not under provincial jurisdiction, the decision was made by the park board to follow BC Parks in the timing of re-opening of overnight camping.

The dog park adjacent to the Plaza is now open.

“As the province – including Cultus Lake Park – enters Phase II and begins to lessen COVID-19 restrictions, as outlined by British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonny Henry on May 6, 2020, the requirement for physical distancing remains as important as ever.”

Cultus Lake Park bylaw and compliance officers and park security are actively patrolling and enforcing bylaws.

READ MORE: Cultus Lake Park closed to visitors in March

READ MORE: Harrison closed to visitors as well

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