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


What do you love to do at City Park?

We want our plans for the to reflect how residents and visitors enjoy and use the park's amenities and spaces. Tell us more about your favourite things to do at City Park. 

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    Tropical garden in a greenhouse

    by Achim G, 2 months ago
    Hi fellow citizens of Kelowna, I would really like to see a tropical garden at City Park as kind of a new major attraction for the City. Think about Vancouver’s “Bloedel Conservatory“ or Toronto’s Allan Gardens Greenhouse.

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    Downtown skatepark

    by Colton, 2 months ago
    It would be nice to see the downtown skatepark updated. It was built roughly how long ago? 35-40 years ago? It's outdated and pretty run down. I would suggest extending it to make it larger as it tends to get very cramped.


    It would provide a place for parents to bring their kids and the older teens to improve their skills. Especially since skateboarding is now entering the Olympics, it would be pretty terrific to possibly send someone from our city to the Olympics someday. I think this is at least something to consider.

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    Pickleball

    by Cheri, 2 months ago
    Please consider setting aside one (or two) of the existing tennis courts at City Park for pickleball. It would be wonderful to be able to play under the lights.....similar to Kamloops.

    As you are aware pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America. It is a game that every age can play - teenagers, grandparents with grand children, youth. It would certainly be a way to draw even more people to City Park.

    If possible pickleball could take over both courts. 8 pickleball courts can be converted from 2 tennis courts. 16 people can play on 8 courts as... Continue reading

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    Additional commercial boat moorage

    by Jay, 2 months ago
    Hi

    I highly feel there needs to be additional moorage for commercially registered. As a commercial your boat operator there needs to before than the very limited 4 slips available at the downtown kelowna marina.

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