The city looked after the beach for many years under a lease agreement with the owners, the Kruger family. When the lease came up for renewal in 2014, just prior to the Boonstock Music Festival, the Krugers told the city they no longer wished to lease out the land and requested the city discontinue maintenance of the beach and its facilities.
Airport Beach will again get the same treatment as the other Skaha Lake beaches, with the city providing beach cleaning and maintenance services for the remainder of the summer and in exchange, the landowner will continue to allow public access to the beach for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
“We both agree that keeping the beach attractive and accessible benefits everyone,” says Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. “The city has the specialized equipment and trained operators to do the work and can step in to provide this important service during the peak of the summer season.”
Source: Black Press Digital