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  • Warm weather closes Stuart Park rink
    Public Service Announcement

    The skating rink at Stuart Park will close for the season at 11 a.m. today.

    “With warmer daytime temperatures and sunny days we have experienced several afternoon closures since February 18,” said  Steve Fagan, Arenas and Stadiums Supervisor. “Skater safety is a priority and the ice has become too thin to continue.”

    Arena staff will begin cutting down the ice surface this afternoon in preparation for removal on Wednesday.

    Those looking to skate can continue by visiting other indoor skating facilities, including Memorial Arena, Rutland Arena and the Capital News Centre during public skating times.

    For more information about Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, including public skating times, visit

  • Respect the sports fields closure
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna would like to remind residents that the City’s sports fields are still closed, despite the warm weather and sunny skies.

    The grass needs to be actively growing and the fields need to dry out to ensure the best quality turf for players during the spring season. The fields are scheduled to open April 7, weather permitting.

    For those searching for a place to play, there are four practice fields available in addition to the artificial turf sports field at Mission Recreation Park.

    • Walrod Park
    • Johnson Park
    • Practice area at Mission Recreation Park (area with goal on left off Gordon Dr. and Lexington Dr.)
    • Practice field at Parkinson Recreation Park

    Teams still need to book the space through the City.

    Park washrooms and water services will open on April 1.

    For more information about Active Living and Culture programs and facilities, including booking fields, visit

  • Spring into action with Active Living and Culture activities
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna’s Active Living and Culture division is ready to help you spring into action. Break out of winter hibernation by signing up for your favourite activity or exploring something new, like a spin class, oil painting or cooking. The Spring Activity and Program Guide will be available online on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    There’s a variety of spring break camps that will keep the kids active and having fun. Active Living and Culture runs full day and partial day camps that offer something for all interests.

    Registration for spring programs begins Tuesday, March 3.

    Spring registration dates and times include:

    March 3: General Programs (7:30 a.m.)
    March 5: Aquatics and First Aid (7:30 a.m.)
    March 6: 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.

    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, Feb.  25.

    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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City of Kelowna - Current News Releases
  • Council Highlights
    March 30, 2015

    2015 extraordinary snow event

    Council received a summary about the winter storm and snow removal efforts, following the historic amount of snow the city received Jan. 3 to 5. A review identified possible service delivery improvements, including implementing parking restrictions on snow routes and cul-de-sacs, operating a call centre during peak times and enhanced communications during major events.

    Solid waste fee reduction

    Council approved bylaw amendments to reduce the Solid Waste Reduction fee by $35 in light of changes to the delivery of the Recycling component of the City’s Solid Waste Management program.

    Wildfire fuel reduction

    Council approved controlled burning on City-owned property in the McKinley area through a burning permit issued by the Kelowna Fire Department that will reduce the wildfire hazard in the wildland-urban interface.

    Kelowna Fire Department capital

    Council received information on the 2015-2035 Fire Equipment Capital Reserve Plan and approved an increase of $130,000 to the existing 2015 Capital budget of $600,000 to purchase a fire engine. The request for a second truck was deferred to the 2016 budget.

  • Park washrooms open tomorrow
    Public Service Announcement

    All park washrooms will open tomorrow, April 1, with the exception of the washrooms located at Hot Sands Beach in City Park that are closed for renovations until the end of May. Portable toilets will be available at Hot Sands Beach during this time.

    The washrooms are closed seasonally to prevent the pipes from freezing during the winter months. The washrooms at City Park (only the accessible washroom pavilion), Stuart Park and Gerstmar Park are open year-round.

    Drinking fountains and water services at off-leash dog parks are now being turned on as well.

    Residents are also reminded that the City’s sports fields are still closed. The grass needs to grow and dry out to ensure the best quality turf for the upcoming season. The sports fields will open April 7, weather permitting.

    For more information about City parks and public spaces, visit

  • Easter hours of operation at civic properties
    City Hall closed April 3 & 6

    To mark Easter, City Hall will be closed Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6.    

    The Glenmore Landfill will be open throughout the weekend at its regular hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. If you are thinking of working in the garden over the weekend, you can pick up your OgoGrow or GlenGrow at the Glenmore Landfill or the Commonage Road Compost Facility until 4 p.m.

    Parkinson Recreation Centre will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    For general information about the City of Kelowna and its services, please visit