Gyro Park drainage work delayed

The planned drainage upgrade and installation at Cadboro Gyro Park will restart Aug. 10

The planned drainage upgrade and installation at Cadboro Gyro Park, initially expected to be completed for summer, has been delayed and will restart on Aug. 10.

Saanich’s park planning and design manager Gary Darrah said details concerning the drainage design and reconstruction of the gravel parking lot took longer than expected.

The work is significant and as such, the parking lot of Cadboro Gyro Park will be closed during reconstruction. A temporary one will be created in the park which can be accessed by turning left off Sinclair when entering the park.

The work includes rebuilding the gravel parking lot and installing a drain system with the added ability to pump water in times of flooding. The goal is to alleviate flooding in surrounding areas of the park, such as the boat storage compound.

As well, the main Sinclair entry pathway will be refinished with asphalt and the roadway entrance off of Sinclair will be upgraded with a small turn-around and drop-off area.

Saanich Parks plans to install historical, interpretive signage with a focus on First Nations, though that is still in the development stages.

“We’re hoping to have the Songhees band assist us with research and production design,” Darrah said.

Reconstruction is expected to take eight weeks, barring unforeseen developments.

 

reporter@saanichnews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Victoria City Council approves inclusionary housing policy

After years of back and forth, the policy will be ratified in two weeks

Filipino Heritage Month event takes over Centennial Square

Dancing, music and food highlight Mabuhay Day celebration in Victoria

West Shore residents report finding anti-SOGI 123 flyers in mailboxes

SD62 trustee Ravi Parmar says the flyers are ‘garbage’

Saanich woman runs marathons to make dreams come true

Hempler gutted her way through 122 kms with minimal breaks, to support Help Fill a Dream Foundation

Victoria Weekender: What’s happening this weekend, June 15-16

Car Free YYJ, a barber battle and an Outdoor Discovery Day

Homalco tour gives glimpse into area’s ‘People, Land, Water’

First Nation business mixes cultural components with wildlife excursions

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Most Read