Public Notice: Annex Park Construction
December 9, 2021
Notice of Construction – Annex Park
Please note the Annex Park will be unavailable as an event space from May 1, 2022, to October 31, 2022, due to construction related to the Annex Dike and Park Improvements Project.
The Annex Dike protects the over 900 residences, 113 commercial properties, 6 industrial properties, and 2,000+ citizens living in the Annex neighbourhood. In 2019, the City of Fernie completed a Flood Mitigation Plan which determined many of our existing dikes to be too low. The Annex Dike and Park Project is the City's third major flood mitigation and protection initiative and is valued at $4.975 million.
The focus of this project is to protect Annex residents by raising raise the dike along the 1,800 linear meters of the existing dike to identified flood construction levels. Further enhancements to the project are being funded through a $500,000 provincial Active Transportation grant that will provide paved trails, accessible and inclusive features, and integrate the Annex Park trails with the grant-funded phase 1 of the Fernie Valley Pathway, for a combined project value of $7.178 million.
We understand the impact this construction has to users of the Annex Park during 2022. We appreciate your patience as we work to provide robust flood protection and improved active transportation options to the Fernie community.