City Park Improvements

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City Park is one of Kelowna's most prominent and well used parks. Both visitors and residents enjoy the many amenities including sandy beaches, lush green space, playground and spray park. Check out the future designs for the park in the photo gallery below!

Plans to improve the park began in 2008 and the first phase of work happened in 2010 with the construction of new washrooms and a multi-use pathway between the Hot Sands washroom and the bridge.

Phase 2 improvements will begin in 2021 subject to Provincial permit approvals. During Phase 2 the path between the Hot Sands washroom and Cold Sands washroom will get surface improvements; it will be re-aligned, widened and made more accessible. The shoreline along Hot Sands beach and the point will be stabilized with logs to lessen future erosion.

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Timeline

Subject to required permits and approvals, construction will begin Sept 2021, following Labour Day to avoid construction during the peak season of public use (May long weekend - September long weekend).

Public Engagement to-date

The City of Kelowna undertook a planning exercise for City Park in 2013 to help guide infrastructure decisions, and make recommendations for improvements in both the immediate future and over the next decade. The "My City Park" public engagement included a concept plan that was shared with the public for input along with information related to the infrastructure upgrades required to the park over the next 10 years.

In addition, a photo-share feature was used to create awareness and inspire the urban design team with elements the public identified as making a great park.



Key Park Improvements Identified by the Public

The City's designs and the phasing of improvements over time reflect key features identified by the public through the "My City Park" public engagement process


City Park is one of Kelowna's most prominent and well used parks. Both visitors and residents enjoy the many amenities including sandy beaches, lush green space, playground and spray park. Check out the future designs for the park in the photo gallery below!

Plans to improve the park began in 2008 and the first phase of work happened in 2010 with the construction of new washrooms and a multi-use pathway between the Hot Sands washroom and the bridge.

Phase 2 improvements will begin in 2021 subject to Provincial permit approvals. During Phase 2 the path between the Hot Sands washroom and Cold Sands washroom will get surface improvements; it will be re-aligned, widened and made more accessible. The shoreline along Hot Sands beach and the point will be stabilized with logs to lessen future erosion.

Click on the image to enlarge it.

Timeline

Subject to required permits and approvals, construction will begin Sept 2021, following Labour Day to avoid construction during the peak season of public use (May long weekend - September long weekend).

Public Engagement to-date

The City of Kelowna undertook a planning exercise for City Park in 2013 to help guide infrastructure decisions, and make recommendations for improvements in both the immediate future and over the next decade. The "My City Park" public engagement included a concept plan that was shared with the public for input along with information related to the infrastructure upgrades required to the park over the next 10 years.

In addition, a photo-share feature was used to create awareness and inspire the urban design team with elements the public identified as making a great park.



Key Park Improvements Identified by the Public

The City's designs and the phasing of improvements over time reflect key features identified by the public through the "My City Park" public engagement process


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    Will highrises ruin our waterfront like Toronto - hope we keep lots of green space and public parking

    Glomick asked 2 months ago

    Hi Glomick, this project does not have any high rises or parking lots. 

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    Why is Phase 3 not occurring until 2024? Would it not be more cost-effective to complete it with Phase 2?

    tsandersonca asked 2 months ago

    Hi tsandersonca! We are following the City's approved 10-year financial plan, which does not allocate additional new funding for City Park until 2024. Allocating more funding to City Park now would mean deferring a higher priority project elsewhere in the city. Also, the provincial permit approvals for Phase 3 will likely not be secured in 2021.

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    Will there be a formal CPTED review ?

    Greg asked 2 months ago

    Hi Greg, thanks for the question. CPTED principals are being referenced as part of the design, but there is no formal CPETD review.