Trans Mountain is partnering with the City of Kamloops to mitigate the impacts of pipeline construction on residents. To accommodate pipeline construction, which is expected to begin as soon as this spring or summer, the Ord Road Dog Park in the Brock area of Kamloops will be temporarily closed to the public. To help residents and their dogs stay active and to mitigate construction impacts, we are financing the building of a new dog park nearby on Aviation Way. The new park will cost about $170,000 to build and will be open before the Ord Road park is closed.

“We recognize how important physical activity is to people and their pets, and we understand the temporary closure of a dog park can have a significant impact on residents’ ability to stay active,” said Lizette Parsons Bell, Director of Stakeholder Engagement & Communications for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. “We appreciate our ongoing collaboration with the City of Kamloops and are pleased to plan and finance the construction of a new park that will provide residents a place to take their dogs during construction and be a lasting legacy for the community.”

Once pipeline construction in the area is complete, the new Aviation Way park will remain open and the Ord Road park will be restored and reopened to the public.

“We’re happy to see the additional investment in Kamloops,” said Jen Fretz, the City’s Civic Operations Director. “The end result will be two dog parks in an area already well used by dog owners.”

This investment follows through on a commitment we made to the City. During the course of our regulatory proceedings, we made hundreds of commitments along the right-of-way to address concerns raised by the public, local and provincial governments and Indigenous groups we are required to fulfil. These commitments encompass a wide range of areas including construction execution, pipeline routing, safety and environmental protection.

“We remain committed to working with the City of Kamloops on how to mitigate impacts as planning for the expanded pipeline progresses. Local governments and residents can take comfort knowing construction will be done safely while balancing social and environmental interests and addressing community concerns,” says Kate Stebbings, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project’s Senior Community Liaison for Kamloops.

In advance of Trans Mountain construction, the City will be performing its own rock face mitigation work along Ord Road. The Ord Road Dog Park will remain open during the City’s construction work, although traffic control and occasional detours will be in place during this time. 

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