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City of Kelowna - Sport and Recreation News Releases
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City of Kelowna - Sport and Recreation News Releases
  • Temporary closure at Ben Lee waterpark
    Public Service Announcement

    Ben Lee Waterpark is temporarily closed due to a power surge which damaged the water pumps and other electrical equipment.

    Crews are on site to investigate the damage and have started repairs to get the spray park open again. An update will be provided on later today with an estimated time for re-opening of the facility.

    If you are still looking for some spray park fun today, you may want to try:

    • City Park Waterpark at 1600 Abbott Street or
    • Quilchena Waterpark at 347 Quilchena Drive.

    For more information on waterparks and beaches where you can beat the heat, visit

  • Quilchena Waterpark temporary closure
    Public Service Announcement

    Quilchena Waterpark will be closed until tomorrow at 8 a.m. as crews work to repair a waterline.

    Residents are encouraged to visit one of the City’s other two waterparks to cool down this afternoon. Both will be open until 6 p.m. tonight:

    • Ben Lee, 900 Houghton Rd
    • City Park, 1600 Abbott St

    For more information about active living opportunities in your neighbourhood, visit

  • Get the scoop on programs with the Summer Activity Guide
    Public Service Announcement

    To prepare for a summer of fun, check out the City of Kelowna’s online 2015 Summer Activity and Program Guide starting Tuesday, May 26. From fitness and sports leagues to arts and music, there’s something for everyone, in every neighbourhood.

    Keep the kids active by registering them for full- or half-day camps. Whether your child is interested in becoming a Wizard Apprentice or sharpening their skills with All Day Sports, Broadway Basics or CircusYoga camps; Active Living and Culture has a camp option with qualified fun experts.

    Summer registration dates and times

    June 2: General Programs, 7:30 a.m.
    June 4: Aquatics and First Aid, 7:30 a.m.
    June 5: Leagues, 7:30 a.m.
                  Programs for Persons with a Disability, 9:30 a.m.

    Set up your online registration account in advance so you can avoid the registration lineups and register from home. Call 250-469-8800 to get your account pin and client barcode ready.

    Hard copies of the guide are also available starting Wednesday, May 27 at H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre, Glenmore IGA, Main Library Downtown, Parkinson Recreation Centre and Rutland Arena.

    Additional program information and registration is available in person at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, by phone at 250-469-8800 or online at

City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
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  • Traffic delays on Lakeshore Road between Dehart and McClure roads
    Plan your commute

    Beginning Tuesday, July 7 at 7 a.m. various lane restrictions on Lakeshore Road from Dehart Road will be in effect to accommodate asphalt removal.

    Two lanes of traffic will be maintained whenever possible. Delays are expected and motorists are encouraged to plan their commute. Tourist attractions and alternate routes are clearly marked and traffic safety personnel will be on site.

    Construction hours are scheduled Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work may occur outside of regular construction hours to minimize traffic delays and limit construction time.

    Transportation improvements along Lakeshore are expected to be completed by the end of November.

    Visit to for trip tips for transit, cycling or carpooling or to plan your commute.

    The City of Kelowna appreciates the patience of residents, businesses and motorists while construction is underway.


  • Groove on with Dancing in the Park

    Get ready to move and groove to the beat this summer with the City of Kelowna’s fifth season of Dancing in the Park. All experience levels and ages are welcome as Active Living and Culture’s qualified dance instructors will guide you through every step, shake and hip swing. The free event takes place in Stuart Park every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer.

    Try a new dance style each week and learn to move like the pros do.


    Dance Theme

    July 8


    July 15

    Line Dancing & Two Step

    July 22

    Throwback Night

    July 29

    Hip Hop

    August 5

    Groove Method

    August 12

    Dancing thru the Ages

    August 19

    Salsa Night

    August 26

    Grand Finale Dance Party

    Participants are encouraged to use active transportation such as walking or biking and to bring their own reusable water bottles.

    For more information about Dancing in the Park and other neighbourhood initiatives, visit or join our event on Facebook at

  • Get Involved! Civic Block Plan
    Drop by the information session

    Residents are invited to learn more about the plan under development for the Civic Block area of downtown.

    The Civic Block stretches from Clement to Queensway avenues and Water to Ellis streets. It is the hub of our vibrant cultural district, the center for many important government services and key to the implementation of the Downtown Plan.

    The Civic Block is also an area in transition. The Police Services Building is relocating to Clement, Interior Health is building new offices on Ellis and the Kelowna Community Theatre and Memorial Arena buildings are reaching the end of their optimal lifespan. With so much activity and opportunity, a plan is needed to ensure these publicly-owned lands are developed in a thoughtful and financially-viable way.

    Drop by at Stuart Park under the tent to see the concepts that local residents, businesses, organizations and members of the community helped create and will form the building blocks of the final plan:

    Tuesday, July 7, 3 to 6 p.m.
    Stuart Park Civic Plaza

    Background, draft concepts and workshop outcomes will be available for review. Representatives from the City of Kelowna will be on hand to answer your questions and receive feedback.

    For more information, visit