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Whistler’s Rainbow Park Set for Canada Day Reopening After Major Upgrades

Rainbow Park in Whistler is set to welcome back visitors with its nearly completed rejuvenation project, focusing on improving the beach, docks, amenities, and facilities. The transformation aims to make the park more accessible, green, and enjoyable. The park is opening for the Canada Day long weekend.

Image by Kevin Sibbald via facebook.com/rmwhistler

One of the major highlights is the expansion and improvement of the beach and dock areas. Visitors can look forward to a larger beach area with additional seating and picnic spots. Additionally, new pathways, including a paved path and lift, ensure the beach and the new third center dock are accessible to all.

New amenities and green spaces have been introduced to enhance the visitor experience. Tree planting around the lawn and designated areas provide shade and support the environment.

Image by Kevin Sibbald via facebook.com/rmwhistler

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) expressed gratitude for the community’s patience and input during the rejuvenation project, highlighting several new features and upgrades

“Rainbow Park is opening, just in time for the Canada Day long weekend! Thank you for your patience and input as we rejuvenated this beloved greenspace. Minor work will continue this summer, but the Valley Trail closures are over,” RMOW indicated in a Facebook post

Image by Kevin Sibbald via facebook.com/rmwhistler

The park’s facilities have also seen improvements. The beach volleyball area has been repositioned for better convenience and to utilize the park space more effectively. Additionally, the main grass area has been raised to improve drainage and irrigation, ensuring the lawn remains usable even during high water levels. This adjustment also helps disperse geese, maintaining a cleaner space for visitors while preserving lake views.

Image by Kevin Sibbald via facebook.com/rmwhistler

Another aspect of the rejuvenation includes the return of the Whistler Park Shuttle service and a secure bike valet, starting on June 29. Food trucks will be back on July 15, offering various options such as crepes, gelato, pizza, and whistler wieners.

While the primary rejuvenation work is complete, some ongoing tasks will continue through the fall. Reduced parking will be available until mid-July, and work will continue on the food truck area, railway crossing, the front of the washroom, and the sanitary sewer connection.

According to a press release, the project aims to balance the needs of the lakeside environment with those of the many different user groups. It is funded through the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) program funds, without drawing on local property taxes.

The Rainbow Park rejuvenation project illustrates the importance of integrating accessibility, environmental sustainability, and community feedback into development plans. Upgrades like expanded beach areas, accessible pathways, and improved drainage significantly enhance visitor experience and encourage repeat visits.

To learn more about Rainbow Park, visit whistler.ca.

Featured image by Kevin Sibbald via facebook.com/rmwhistler

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