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 with both the public and key groups:

  • Fall / Winter 2023 - Activity Centre Functional Plan Public Engagement (Closed Dec 10, 2023)
  • Spring 2024 - Rutland Recreation Park Engagement
  • Spring-Fall 2024 - Redevelopment of PRC Design Validation
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The importance of active spaces - Jules' 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?

We want to know why space for community, sport and wellness matters to you and what kind of benefit it brings to your life. (max 140 characters).

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The contest portion of this engagement is now closed, as of April 1, 2024. Congratulations to Sherri K, winner of the contest prize! Learn more about her submission and what we heard from the community about why active spaces matter. Thank you to all participants for their contributions!

29 April, 2024

lucy says:

Because I want to get out of the house

28 March, 2024

Rheber says:

Would love to see some squash courts!!

19 March, 2024

Joel says:

Community activity space is essential to improve our physical and mental health. We are more active than ever and will continue to be!

8 March, 2024

Catherine says:

Pickle ball, tai chi

8 March, 2024

Joyce P says:

Putting pickleball lines in the arena in Crawford estates. This space is under utilized during Spring and summer seasons

8 March, 2024

Gshew says:

Nice to be able to have a place where we can exercise, have fun, also engage and interact with others, benefits all both physically & mental

8 March, 2024

Queeniepuff says:

Help keep families enjoying activities together . Our grandchildren involved in all kinds of activities and sports that use spaces.

7 March, 2024

Gayanne says:

Healthy living through movement both in sports and community has been foremost in my life to maintain fitness, mental and physical health.

7 March, 2024

L says:

It is essential to keep teens physically, socially active and off of their phones. We need more facilities and rec leagues. Like other city’

7 March, 2024

Newmoonhollow says:

I don’t think additional space for community, sport and wellness is needed!! Kelowna already has amazing infrastructure in place.

7 March, 2024

Cherie says:

Active communities are closer and connected. Walking to get food or dinner supports local business and improves community.

7 March, 2024

LS says:

Providing access to active spaces improves community wellness, allowing people to connect with themselves and with their community.