Kimberley Riverside Campground expanding

Twenty-five to thirty-five new sites to be added, expansion accelerated by loss of nine sites during high water 2013

The current configuration of the Riverside Campground.

The current configuration of the Riverside Campground.

The Kimberley Community Development Society has awarded Focus Corporation with the contract to complete design services for the expansion of the Kimberley Riverside Campground.

$50,000 has been budgeted for the design project, sourced from the KCDS/Campground capital reserve. The contract is worth $31,415; wages for the City Project Coordinator will be drawn from this budget.

Expansion of the campground has always been planned. It is a very successful operation, owned by the City of Kimberley and operated by KCDS.

What has accelerated expansion plans is the loss of nine fully serviced sites due to bank erosion during the high water in 2013.

It is planned to add 25 to 35 full serviced sites — depending on available space and expansion design. A new washroom and shower facility is also part of the project.

The Campground has over 140 private sites with partial or full services including; power (15-50 amp), water and sewer, back in or pull-through sites, and a variety of tenting options.