Crescent Valley Beach is located in the community of Crescent Valley. Known locally as Crescent Valley Beach, the property has evolved from a locally used beach area to being extensively used by both local residents and tourists for beach and river activities. The primary use occurs below high water mark, along the cobbly shores of Slocan River, however the parking area and access to the shoreline is through the proposed RDCK park.
The land for the proposed Crescent Valley Beach Regional park was generously donated by the landowner to the RDCK in 2011 for public park purposes. The property allows for access to the popular beach area along the Slocan River. The beach is accessed from the highway through the subject property. This approximately 2.6 ha (6.4 ac) property serves to facilitate public use of this area. The property also serves to showcase the historic use as a former sawmill. The former Patrick Mill was not only a significant employer for local residents of the early 1900s, it has significant history that is linked to the creation of the National Hockey League today.
It is important to note that the Crescent Valley Beach property is not an RDCK Regional Park unless it is resolved by the RDCK Board to establish it as such. The RDCK Board (in association with any future Parks Commission) may consider inclusion of Crescent Valley Beach as a Waterfront Access Park in the RDCK Official Regional Parks Plan.
The Purpose and Operations Statement provides the direction for the priority management and development of Crescent Valley Beach. Implementation of this POS is of an operational nature, with follow-through on an as-needed basis and dependent on the availability of financial and staffing capacity.
This Page Last Updated: November 1st, 2011