It was a grand opening complete with refreshments and a ribbon-cutting June 29 for the newly reconfigured parking lot in Cultus Lake Park.
“Cultus Lake Park Board held their Grand Opening for Parking Lot B, with great success!” according to a news release.
The project has yielded 50 extra parking spaces and new greenery.
Cultus Lake Park chief administrative officer Joe Lamb and board chair David Renwick shared details about the parking lot reconstruction and explained some of the benefits for visitors and residents.
When 39 dead or dying trees in the ‘Parking Lot B’ at Cultus Lake Park had to be removed last year, it sparked a conversation on how to reconfigure the entire parking lot.
“In 2018 Cultus Lake Park Board received a park planting prescription which identified the need to address the dead and dying trees within the parking lot.”
An arborist confirmed root damage which substantiated the removals.
In partnership with the Environmental and Public Areas Committee, park board officials approved the planting of 145 trees, 900 understory plants, irrigation in all plant beds, as well as 51 additional parking stalls to Lot B with a separate entrance and exit.
They resurfaced the tennis court, created a new basketball court and introduced a QR payment option for paid parking within all lots.
Cultus Lake Park Chair David Renwick thanked everyone involved, along with the 41 volunteers from the local community for helping with the improvements and plantings.
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