Pandosy Waterfront Park

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The City of Kelowna is excited to begin building the Pandosy Waterfront Park sooner than anticipated, thanks to available Parks Development Cost Charges (DCC’s).

This lakefront community-level park will feature an urban lakefront, paddle sport launch area, pedestrian promenade, pathways, and more.

Preparation of the site is beginning in late 2020, with Phase 1 construction taking place in 2021 and Phase 2 in 2022 subject to approvals and permits.

If you want to see more about the future phases of design work on the park, check out the Forum at the bottom of this page.

Have a question? There is also a Q&A at the bottom of the page to submit any questions to the project team.

About the Design

The full park design reflects a balance of the priorities and values shared with us by the community, including:

Creating great public spaces that bring people together

Public spaces like parks, plazas, community centres and urban centres are catalysts to community cohesion and vibrancy. The location and design of Pandosy Waterfront Park will invite residents and visitors to gather with friends, family and community against the backdrop of our City's greatest natural resource, Okanagan Lake.

Phase 1 construction includes all areas within the red boundary (apart from the future event pavillion) and listed in blue text. Future phases of construction will include all of the areas in grey. A schedule for proceeding with these elements will be developed as further funding becomes available.


Master Plan design



New lift station with foot washing station


Misting area with large boulders


*To view more images of future design elements, visit the forum at the bottom of this page. Be sure to register to register so you can join in the discussion!


Project Timeline

The Journey to Today

The redevelopment of this property has been contemplated for more than a decade. Council endorsed the park’s design based on the feedback from residents during an in-depth public engagement process in 2014, which included:

  • An online forum for public feedback
  • A large-scale citizen design workshop called a charrette
  • An open house

Feedback from the community was strong on maintaining a greenspace park. Without a revenue generating property to fund the project, construction on the new park was scheduled for 2025/26 when funding would be available.

In 2019 new Parks Development Cost Charges were introduced and this new funding stream has allowed the City to expedite construction of the park.

The City of Kelowna is excited to begin building the Pandosy Waterfront Park sooner than anticipated, thanks to available Parks Development Cost Charges (DCC’s).

This lakefront community-level park will feature an urban lakefront, paddle sport launch area, pedestrian promenade, pathways, and more.

Preparation of the site is beginning in late 2020, with Phase 1 construction taking place in 2021 and Phase 2 in 2022 subject to approvals and permits.

If you want to see more about the future phases of design work on the park, check out the Forum at the bottom of this page.

Have a question? There is also a Q&A at the bottom of the page to submit any questions to the project team.

About the Design

The full park design reflects a balance of the priorities and values shared with us by the community, including:

Creating great public spaces that bring people together

Public spaces like parks, plazas, community centres and urban centres are catalysts to community cohesion and vibrancy. The location and design of Pandosy Waterfront Park will invite residents and visitors to gather with friends, family and community against the backdrop of our City's greatest natural resource, Okanagan Lake.

Phase 1 construction includes all areas within the red boundary (apart from the future event pavillion) and listed in blue text. Future phases of construction will include all of the areas in grey. A schedule for proceeding with these elements will be developed as further funding becomes available.


Master Plan design



New lift station with foot washing station


Misting area with large boulders


*To view more images of future design elements, visit the forum at the bottom of this page. Be sure to register to register so you can join in the discussion!


Project Timeline

The Journey to Today

The redevelopment of this property has been contemplated for more than a decade. Council endorsed the park’s design based on the feedback from residents during an in-depth public engagement process in 2014, which included:

  • An online forum for public feedback
  • A large-scale citizen design workshop called a charrette
  • An open house

Feedback from the community was strong on maintaining a greenspace park. Without a revenue generating property to fund the project, construction on the new park was scheduled for 2025/26 when funding would be available.

In 2019 new Parks Development Cost Charges were introduced and this new funding stream has allowed the City to expedite construction of the park.

Submit questions about Pandosy Waterfront Park and our team will respond within three business days.

Questions & Answers

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    I like the concept, but I can see an issue rising with parking. The temporary area (13) and the future shared parking area (21) seems not sufficient enough to me.

    owna asked 2 days ago

    Hi Owna, we appreciate your question.

    You are correct, the parking lots shown on the plan will not be big enough to accommodate all people wanting to park at the park during the busiest days of the year. This is deliberate. The parking lots in our parks are never designed have enough capacity for peak use, for two reasons:  

    • Waterfront land is expensive and parking lots that remain near empty for most of the year are not the highest and best use of high value public land.  
    • As it evolves the South Pandosy neighbourhood is becoming more pedestrian focused, placing more importance on the ability to provide waterfront and green space that is accessible via active transportation cooridors that encourage the use of active transportation choices over vehicles. 


    Please know that in addition to the two parking  lots shown, where possible there will also be on-street parking.

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    Where will the restrooms be located? Also is the Urban beach area (4) going to be sand?

    Judy D2 asked 3 days ago

    Hi Judy, thanks for your question. 

    Public washrooms are a future improvement. The plan is that, when the Kelowna Paddle Centre builds a new facility, that the City will develop a public washroom in that facility that will be operated by the City and fully open to park users.

    Yes, the Urban beach area will be sand. 

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    I am a neighbor in this area and very excited about this initiative. Just one note of concern, namely is the City aware that swimming in this area is a bit challenging as the lake bottom is an odd sinky sand/muck in this particular locale.

    Bill Rosser asked 3 days ago

    Hi Bill, thank you for your question. Yes, the City is aware that this part of the lake is characterized by low water quality (i.e. high coliform counts) during the summer months. The design of the park will encourage paddling (kayak, canoe and paddle board). Swimming will not be promoted or encouraged.