August 2023 update! Check out the updated DeHart Park Schematic Design below:
Thank you to everyone who participated in reviewing the updated schematic design. The Engagement Summary is now live. Take a look at what those who participated had to say by clicking on the What We Heard file on the right side of the page.
From March 14 - April 2, residents were welcome to review the updated design and offer feedback through a survey and an onsite open house on March 15 2-6 pm. Previously, to help inform the design, from October 18 – November 20, 2022, the community offered feedback on park priorities and amenities through a survey, onsite walkshops, and an online survey. Based on public feedback, the design was updated.
Everyone is welcome to view the following through the list on the right of this page:
- Seven illustrations of the park from various viewpoints to get an immersive on the ground look
- An enlarged version of the overall park design
- The open house display boards that include what's changed, key themes heard from the 1st engagement, a site analysis, and the thoughts behind different additions to the park
Participation Opportunities - Now closed
The project team thanks everyone who has interest in and participated in realizing DeHart Community Park.
Please read the What We Heard Report for a full scope of Phase 1 engagement.
Parks play a major role in the social and physical well-being of Kelowna's citizens; these public spaces offer both passive and active recreational activities, are accessible to people of diverse ages and abilities, and contribute to our community's sense of identity.
DeHart Community Park is a key amenity in Kelowna’s Lower Mission neighbourhood and funding has been secured to move forward with the design and implementation of park amenities.
Development of the park has been a goal for both residents and the City of Kelowna for many years. In 2010, a concept plan for the park was created with input from the community, however, there was no capital funding at that time, and the park remained undeveloped. Funding is now available through the City’s Parks Development Funding program to proceed with design development and construction through 2023 - 24.
As the DeHart Community Park concept design is now more than 10 years old, the City wishes to consult with the community to update the schematic design to reflect today’s community needs. The intent of this consultation is to reengage the community in the planning process before moving forward in making the park a reality that contributes positively to the neighbourhood and the City of Kelowna as a whole.
- To provide a community-level park in the Lower Mission
- To engage the community in participatory workshops that ensure a user-driven design solution
- To provide improved pedestrian and cycling access from adjacent transportation corridors into park site
- To build upon the park’s location adjacent to the existing Okanagan Mission Community Hall
- To ensure both the existing mature trees and natural vegetated areas are maintained wherever possible
- To help the City of Kelowna achieve its goals for a carbon-neutral and sustainable site
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