On behalf of all the residences of Cultus Lake Park who reside from the Main Beach area to Sunnyside Campground, we are asking anyone who is not a primary resident of Cultus Lake Park or providing essential services to our residents NOT to visit our area at this time. Primarily; Main Beach, Birch Street Park, Oak Street Park, the docks and the water front walking path that are within close proximity of the residential homes. The reason is simple: as a small, residential community we have a very vulnerable population who if infected with COVID-19 could experience severe and possibly life ending complications. Services at Cultus Lake are currently extremely limited. Restaurants (excluding takeout services), public spaces and public washrooms are temporarily closed due to provincial health orders. Public gatherings have also been prohibited. We know that the provincial and federal government officials are recommending social distancing, and Cultus Lake Park might seem like the perfect place for that, we also fully understand the inclination to seek escape in the outdoors during difficult times, but the reality is that doing so right now risks lives in this area.. This is a hard message for us to send, as we know how many of you cherish Cultus Lake Park but we ask you to respect our community and this request to stay home for now. If we all work together to do the right thing during this public health crisis, we’ll all be able to enjoy the Cultus Lake Park area in a responsible and respectful way sooner rather than later. We would greatly appreciate you sharing our message on your social media pages. Thank you and stay safe. Cultus Lake Community Association


Statement from Cultus Lake Park re: All Cultus Lake Park Parking Lots Closed as of 12:01 a.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020 Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020, all Cultus Lake Park parking lots will be closed with the gates locked. Any vehicles left in the parking lots will be subject to a fine and removal. The parking lots will be closed until further notice. The parking lot at the Cultus Lake Park Plaza will remain open for those accessing local businesses. In addition, the Cultus Lake Park boat launch (at the south end of Sunnyside Boulevard) will also be closed effective March 22, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. The Cultus Lake Park staff and Board continue to monitor the rapidly developing situation regarding COVID-19 closely. The health and safety of our team, our Board, our community members and the public are a priority. The closure of the parking lots is being done to ensure that health authority direction regarding social distancing is met in Cultus Lake Park. We are and will continue to follow the direction of the federal and provincial governments and health authorities. This is a fast-moving situation and we are getting updates from government and health authorities daily – sometimes several a day. We understand that the decision to close the parking lots may cause frustration or disappointment for some; however, this is being done to support of the overall health and safety of our community and the public. We will continue to follow developments regarding COVID-19 and keep you informed of any further changes regarding the operations of Cultus Lake Park. This is an important time for all British Columbians and Canadians to come together in support of others on a local and global level. As a team and as individuals, we are committed to doing everything we can to flatten the curve and not allow this serious virus to spread.