Plans to build a stronger Kelowna include key community, sport and wellness projects to support our active, growing city including:

  • The redevelopment of Parkinson Recreation Centre and the surrounding park as a core recreation facility in central Kelowna
  • The construction of new activity centres for all ages in Mission and Glenmore
  • Optimization of sports fields in Rutland
  • Furthering community partnerships with key partners such as Okanagan College and UBCO.

To help finalize these plans, we need to hear from you, Kelowna!
Between fall 2023 and spring 2024, we will be seeking to engage on all components of the building a stronger Kelowna initiative, starting with new community activity centres in Glenmore and Mission! Don't miss out on updates by hitting the "Follow" button above to receive future emails about the initiative. See which parts of the project are open for engagement now using the map below.

Map of Kelowna with key sites and partnerships making up the Building a Stronger Kelowna initiative.

The importance of active spaces - Jay's Why

As local residents share, there are many different perspectives on why spaces for sport, wellness and connection are important to build community. Watch the full video series here.

Why is active space important to you?

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6 December, 2023

JY says:

As a piano teacher I would love a community center so we could have recitals there.

4 December, 2023

Penny says:

For physical and mental health, connection to the community for people from young to older from all walks of life.

4 December, 2023

Majda says:

My family lives in North Glenmore, i have a son who is on the spectrum and loves waterparks! We need a waterpark in Gelnmore!

4 December, 2023

Marten Peter says:

Make provision for a future indoor swimming pool at the proposed Glenmore facility. North Kelowna is growing as are other areas.

3 December, 2023

Sharon says:

a community space where I can meet people and engage in healthy social activities are paramount to aging successfully. Fully accessible

2 December, 2023

Lbelinski says:

Affordable active sport is super important in our community. The more community spaces we have the less wait lists we will have.

1 December, 2023

Jim says:

Kelowna's population density is growing so rapidly. Active living spaces are essential to nurture healthy lifestyles within our community.

30 November, 2023

Flick says:

Something closer with kids programs swimming and a gym would be great.

30 November, 2023

FP says:

My kids love to be active my son does hockey, my daughter loves martial arts. They both enjoy swimming, skating, dance and gymnastics!

30 November, 2023

Marie says:

Being active on a regular basic helps physical, mental and emotional health. As an active senior, I enjoy being active inside and outside.

30 November, 2023

Aaron says:

A closer facility with a pool, gym and indoor basketball court would be great for our family.

29 November, 2023

Kathryn F says:

A space to practice and develop physical, creative and social interests with like minded people keeps us engaged in our neighborhood.