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Cars blocking Cliff Gilker Park can be towed, SCRD warns

Park remains closed after Nov. 13 to 15 atmospheric river.

Despite repeated requests that drivers not park in front of the closed Cliff Gilker Park in Roberts Creek, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) said people are continuing to do so. 

Since the park and others have been closed due to recent rain and flood damage, the public has been told to avoid the area for their own safety but parking in front of the access gate has continued. 

The gate needs to remain clear so SCRD staff and emergency services can have access. While SCRD staff will need to bring equipment into the park to repair trails and bridges, BC Emergency Health Services also uses Cliff Gilker Park as a landing zone for air ambulances. They need access from the park to the highway in the event of an emergency. 

Vehicles that are parked in front of the access gate can be towed, the SCRD said in a press release on Nov. 26. 

Chaster House and Chaster Park are also still closed. Of the provincial parks, Smugglers Cove remains closed while Porpoise Bay has some open areas and closed trails.