Let’s imagine the future of Kelowna’s parks!
The City of Kelowna is creating a City Parks Master Plan to guide the expansion, development, and operations of its parks system as the City grows. Residents and community stakeholders have an opportunity to influence the decisions about key priorities for our parks system for years to come.
In Phase 1, we asked about what you value about Kelowna's parks system and your priorities for its future at a city-wide scale. During Phase 2, engagement took place from April 26-May 28, 2023 with a focus on parks and community needs in Kelowna’s five Urban Centres:
- City Centre
Kelowna’s Urban Centres are focus areas for residential and employment growth in the city, which is putting pressure on existing parks and creating demand for new amenities and experiences in these and surrounding neighbourhoods. The City is looking for opportunities to improve access to and enjoyment of parks in Urban Centres.
Ways the public got involved in Phase 2
We asked about your city-wide and neighbourhood-specific priorities to help inform the master plan through an online survey and mapping tool.
Between May 11 and 18, the project team hosted drop-in style pop-up events in each urban centre, as well as a general city-wide focused open house. Residents were invited to chat with the team, ask and answer questions, and to have a say towards the future of our treasured park system.
Parkinson Recreation Centre
- Knox Mountain
- City Park
- Rutland YMCA
- Kelowna’s Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market
- Pandosy (Corner of Groves Ave and Pandosy St)
- Kerry Park
Vision: Kelowna's parks celebrate and protect the unique landscapes and people of the Okanagan Valley. From the lake to the mountains, they connect our communities through a network of vibrant destinations that bring people together and foster responsible stewardship. Our parks support a resilient and active city by providing equitable access to a diverse recreational and cultural experiences.
Phase 1 Engagement
The first engagement we learned about how people use our parks and what they care about. The feedback was used to develop the vision, guiding principles, and goals.
The Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary is available here and summarizes the analysis and feedback, providing an overview of the current state of our parks and shares the draft the vision, principles, and goals to guide the parks system into the future. It's also divided into three parts for targeted access, which can be found under the Project Resources on this page.
How well do the vision and guiding principles of the Parks Master Plan align with your wishes for the future of Kelowna's parks?
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Have your say
Do you have any suggestions to improve the draft vision and guiding principles?
Phase 1 Parks Master Plan Survey - CLOSED
Survey closed December 12. Thank you for your participation!