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  • Park & Play is switching up parks
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna’s Park & Play program is halfway through its seventh season and will be switching up parks for August. Starting Monday, Aug. 3, the Park & Play team will be in different parks across the city with games and activities suitable for all ages.

    Activities change each week with events running from 5 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. There are also two events in conjunction with Parks Alive! for added musical fun. Visit for the entertainment schedule.



    Day & Dates

    Gerstmar Park

    955 Gerstmar Rd.

    Monday, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

    Quilchena Park

    347 Quilchena Dr.

    Tuesday, August 4*, 11, 18 & 25

    Mugford Park

    425 Stetson St.

    Wednesday, August 5, 12, 19, 26

    Whitman-Glen Park

    308 Whitman Rd.

    Thursday, August 6, 13*, 20 & 27

    Jack Robertson Park

    1655 Willow Cr.

    Friday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Events marked with the asterisk (*) are in conjunction with Parks Alive!.

    Parents and guardians are reminded that they are responsible for the care and supervision of their children. They are also encouraged to use active transportation such as walking or biking and to bring their own reusable water bottles.

    For more information about Park & Play and other free community programs, visit or join the event on Facebook at

  • Fall into fun with Active Living and Culture
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna’s Active Living and Culture division makes falling into fun even easier with a number of great programs and activities in more than 25 convenient locations throughout Kelowna. These include Okanagan Mission Secondary School, Watson Road Elementary School and Rutland Activity Centre.

    The Fall Activity and Program Guide will be online starting Tuesday, July 28. Stay active throughout the fall with after-school programs, sports leagues, cooking classes and more. There’s something for everyone.

    Registration for general programs begins Aug. 4.

    Fall registration dates and times

    Aug. 4: General Programs, 7:30 a.m.

    Aug. 6: Aquatics and First Aid, 7:30 a.m.

    Aug. 7: Leagues, 7:30 a.m.
                 Programs for Persons with a Disability, 9:30 a.m.

    Set up online registration account in advance to avoid registration lineups and register from home. Call 250-469-8800 to get an account pin and client barcode.

    Hard copies of the guide will be available at H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre, Glenmore IGA, Main Library Downtown, Parkinson Recreation Centre and Rutland Arena on Wednesday, July 29.

    Need flexibility in your fitness routine? The Parkinson Recreation Centre has a fitness centre and aquatics area. The affordable rates make it easy to get active and stay active when it’s convenient. There are also drop-in fitness classes throughout the city.

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

  • 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

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  • Ethel St. Active Transportation Corridor gets underway
    Traffic Advisory

    Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 7 a.m. Ethel Street between Bernard and Harvey avenues will be closed.

    Intersections at Lawrence, Leon, and Bernard avenues will remain open but may be periodically reduced to single-lane alternating traffic. Ethel Street vehicle access will only be accommodated for residences with driveways on the street.

    Construction is anticipated for completion in October. Pedestrians and cyclists should use alternate routes and carefully obey all signs and safety personnel in the construction zone.

    Transit route No. 9 will be detoured via Bernard Avenue between Richter and Ethel streets and some stops closed and relocated. Visit or call the hotline at 250-860-8121 for schedules and plan travel accordingly.

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

    Ethel Street is a key north/south active transportation route. Improvements will include a separated “cycle track” on both sides of the road, new sidewalks, landscaping and utilities improvements. As cycling and other wheeled modes of transportation continue to increase, separating uses for the recreational cyclists, commuter cyclists and motorists helps ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience.

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

    Visit\cityprojects for more information about this project, future phase and other active transportation corridors.

  • Downtown Kelowna Block Party parking and road closures
    Traffic Advisory

    The Downtown Kelowna Association’s annual downtown block party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will end at approximately 4 p.m., with festivities taking place on Bernard Avenue and in Kerry Park.

    The following road closures and on-street parking restrictions will be in effect on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

    • Bernard Avenue (Richter Street to Abbott Street)
    • Abbott Street (Bernard Avenue to Lawrence Avenue)
    • Mill Street (Bernard Avenue to alley north of Bernard Avenue)
    • Ellis Street (Alley north of Bernard Avenue to alley south of Bernard Avenue)
    • Pandosy Street (Lawrence Avenue to alley north of Bernard Avenue)
    • St. Paul Street (Bernard Avenue to alley north of Bernard Avenue)
    • Bertram Street (Safeway entrance to alley north of Bernard Avenue)

    Vehicles parked on these streets during the closure will be courtesy towed to the City Hall parking lot or the Lawrence Avenue and Richter Street lot.

    In addition, the parking lot at the corner of Mill Street and Kerry Park will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is available at both Chapman Parkade on Lawrence Avenue and the Library Parkade on Ellis Street.

    Water Street, Pandosy Street and Richter Street will be open for north and south bound vehicles and transit buses. Drivers are asked to use extra caution in the area due to the high volume of pedestrians on Bernard Avenue.

    Transit bus routes #1, #2, #7, #10 and #11 may be rerouted. Visit under Kelowna for route and schedule information.

    Service disruptions and traffic delays may occur throughout the day due to road closures. Motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.

    For more information about the Downtown Kelowna Block Party, visit

    For the most up-to-date road work, road closures and potential delays, visit

  • Road closure for ALS Cycle of Hope
    Traffic Advisory

    The ALS Canada’s Cycle of Hope ride will take place on Sunday, Aug. 9. Approximately 100 participants will be cycling around Kelowna in order to raise funds and awareness for families living with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

    Groves Avenue from Tutt Street to Pandosy Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the event’s start-finish line and celebration zone.

    Participants will travel along Lakeshore Drive and throughout South and South-East Kelowna. Motorists are asked to be cautious of the cyclists on the roads while driving through these areas and to plan their trip accordingly.

    For the most up-to-date road work, road closures and potential delays, visit