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  • Park & Play coming soon to a park near you
    Public Service Announcement

    Giant-sized board games, bouncy castle and an inflatable obstacle course? Must be time for Park & Play!

    The City of Kelowna’s Park & Play program is back for its sixth season of free family fun. Starting Monday, July 7, until the end of August, the City’s Park & Play crew will fill many local parks across the city with games and activities suitable for all ages.

    Check the schedule, bring the kids and get to know your neighbours at a Park & Play near you. Each event runs from 5 to 8 p.m.


    Loseth Park

    Kinsmen Park

    Matera Glen Park

    Rutland Lions Park

    Jack Robertson Park

    Summerside Park

    Gerstmar Park

    Golfview Park

    Quilchena Park

    Ben Lee Park



    Rutland/ Black Mountain





    South East Kelowna



    Mission/ Kettle Valley



    Day & Dates

    Monday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Tuesday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29

    Wednesday, July 9, 16, 23 & 30

    Thursday, July 10, 17, 24 & 31

    Friday, July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1

    Monday, August 4, 11, 18 & 25

    Tuesday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

    Wednesday, August 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Thursday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28

    Friday, August 8, 15, 22 & 29


    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, visit or join our event on Facebook at

  • Let Stuart Park be your stage
    Public Service Announcement

    Get ready to groove to the beat this summer with qualified dance instructors to guide you every two-step and hip swing of the way. The City of Kelowna’s annual Dancing in the Park program is back and ready to get your blood pumping.

    This free, fun event will be held at Stuart Park on Water Street every Wednesday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. from July 2 to August 27. Try a new dance style each week.

    The fourth season of Dancing in the Park will be starting off with Zumba on July 2.


    Dancing in the Park Weekly Themes:

    July 2  Zumba
    July 9  Hip Hop
    July 16  Swing
    July 23  Hot Latin Nights
    July 30  Groove Method
    August 6  Dancing thru the Ages
    August 13  Line Dancing & Two-Step
    August 20  Ballroom Dancing
    August 27  Dance party - wrap up!


    The City encourages Dancing in the Park participants to go green; use active transportation such as walking or biking and bring your own reusable water bottle.

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

  • Summer day camps starting early
    Public Service Announcement

    With the possibility of kids being out of school early this summer, the City of Kelowna’s Active Living and Culture division will be offering sport and activity day camps for ages 7 to 11 starting Monday, June 16. Day camps will take place at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

    Sports and activities will take place in the gymnasium and in the pool. Program leaders have a ton of fun activities planned that will ensure children have a great time getting active.

    Parents and guardians can opt to drop-in if space is available or register ahead of time. The cost is $40 per day.

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

    For more information on active living programs, visit

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  • Queensway roundabout about to open
    Traffic Advisory

    The Queensway and Water street roundabout will be open to motorists beginning Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m.

    Eastbound traffic on Queensway Avenue between Water and Pandosy streets will be open to pedestrians and one-way traffic only with angle parking on the south side.

    The north side of Queensway will remain closed between Water and Pandosy streets as work continues until the end of August.

    A roundabout was implemented for increased safety for the high interaction of pedestrians, cyclists, transit and motorists at this location. For tips on navigating the new roundabout visit and for information about parking, road closures, project information and potential delays.

    The Queensway transit exchange is temporarily located to the west side of Ellis Street between Doyle and Bernard avenues and to the northwest corner of Doyle Avenue. Kelowna transit routes and schedules can be viewed at

    The City of Kelowna thanks residents, businesses and commuters for their patience.

  • Boat launch closures for Snowbirds air show
    Traffic Advisory

    The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds will showcase their military aerobatic skills over Okanagan Lake on Wednesday, July 30, from approximately 5 - 5:35 p.m. For the best seats in the house, spectators are encouraged to view the show from Kerry Park or Waterfront Park.

    There will be no traffic restrictions during this event, but boaters are asked to stay out of the "sterile zone" on Okanagan Lake which will be marked by orange buoys. The Snowbirds will not fly if there are boats inside the sterile zone. Signs will be posted at all boat launches notifying boaters of the restricted zone. RCMP boats will be in the lake to ensure there are no boats in this zone and will be monitoring the area.

    The Water Street, Queensway and Sutherland Bay boat launches will be closed from 2 - 6 p.m. Parks Ambassadors will also be stationed at the Cook Street boat launch from 2 - 5 p.m. to direct boaters and provide additional information about the "sterile zone".

    Anticipating that there will be increased traffic on Knox Mountain Drive, the road will be closed to incoming traffic from 3 to approximately 6 p.m.; however, vehicles will be able to exit during that time period. Pedestrian access will be maintained.

    For more information on road closures, visit

  • Abbott Street parking restrictions
    Traffic Advisory

    The City of Kelowna reminds residents and visitors that parking on Abbott Street (Highway 97 south to Beach Avenue and west of Water Street to the lake) will be restricted starting Thursday, July 24 until Monday, July 28 for the Center of Gravity festival.

    On-street parking will be available to valid Resident and Visitor Permit holders only. These permits can be obtained at City Hall. Ticketing and towing will be enforced during this time period.

    Public parking is available at various parking lots downtown, including Chapman Parkade on Lawrence Avenue and the Library Parkade on Ellis Street. However, City Park parking lot will be closed from Wednesday, July 23 to Monday, July 28.

    Residents and visitors are encouraged to use public transit to enjoy the festivities downtown. Visit under Kelowna for route and schedule information. Shuttle buses are also available to ticket holders, visit for more information.

    As Center of Gravity is taking place in City Park, adjacent to Highway 97, motorists are reminded to be aware that they may see bikes in the air during the dirt bike show and to not be alarmed.

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