Construction of Phase 1 of the City Park Improvements began in the spring of 2009 and was complete in July. Components of the project included a reconfigured sports field, parking and a beach drop-off area. A wider beach walkway was installed with a creative use of concrete and colour to create an artistic pedestrian and cyclist experience.
An interesting and innovative design feature was the installation of a ‘Pervious’ pavement surface in the parking areas (Aqua Pave System). The installation of these pavers eliminated the need for a conventional ‘piped’ storm system. This was the first installation of its kind in a public park setting in the Okanagan.