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  • Parkinson Recreation Centre pool maintenance closure
    Public Service Announcement

    The Parkinson Recreation Centre’s aquatic area will be temporarily closed from Aug. 31 through Sept. 19 for annual general maintenance. This closure will affect the main pool, children’s play pool, whirlpool and steam room. The aquatic area is scheduled to reopen on Sunday, Sept. 20.

    Parkinson Recreation Centre pass holders are invited to use the aquatic facilities at H20 Adventure + Fitness Centre from Aug. 31 to Sept. 19. Pass holders must pre-register at Parkinson Recreation Centre in order to gain access to the facilities at H2O. Alternatively, pass holders can have an extension added to their Parkinson Recreation Centre pass.

    The gymnasium located at the Parkinson Recreation Centre will also be closed for maintenance from Aug. 31 to Sept. 19.

    Maintenance closures are necessary in order to maintain a clean and safe facility. The City appreciates facility user patience during this time.

    For more information about the facility and Active Living and Culture programs and activities, contact the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800 or visit

  • Still time to groove with Dancing in the Park
    Public Service Announcement

    The City of Kelowna’s annual Dancing in the Park program is already halfway through its fourth season, with only four more fun dance lessons to be had. The program is held in Stuart Park on Water Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is suitable for all ages and experiences.

    Looking to review your newly learnt dance moves? Join in for a grand finale dance party on August 26. It’ll have a little bit of everything.


    Dance Theme

    August 5

    Groove Method

    August 12

    Dancing thru the Ages

    August 19

    Salsa Night

    August 26

    Grand Finale Dance Party

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

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

  • 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

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  • Wine Country Half Marathon road closure and parking restrictions
    Traffic Advisory

    On Sunday, Sept. 6 the Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon will be taking place. The 21.1 kilometre race will start at 7 a.m. at The Vibrant Vine Winery on Pooley Road and make its way through East Kelowna, Lower Mission, South Kelowna, City Park and Waterfront Park.

    To accommodate the event, parking restrictions, road and lane closures will be in place leading up to and during the event.

    Parking restrictions

    • The Water Street Boat Launch parking lot will be closed to the public from Saturday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. – Sunday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. to accommodate event set up, parking and runners approaching the finish line.
    • The Dolphins parking lot will be closed to the public from Saturday at 8 am – Sunday at 1 p.m. The parking lot will only be accessible to permitted monthly parkers during this time.
    • The East Kelowna parking lot will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 4:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.
    • On-street parking on Water Street from Sunset Drive to Cawston Avenue will be restricted on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 4:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to accommodate shuttle buses transporting race participants. Vehicles parked along Water Street during this time will be courtesy towed to the City Hall parking lot located on the corner of Ellis Street and Doyle Avenue.
    • On-street parking will also be restricted along Watt Road (west side) from Boyce-Gyro Park to Walnut Street and on Walnut Street (west side) from Watt Rd. to Abbott Street from 2 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6.

    Motorists are asked to be cautious while driving through these areas as runners have the right of way through intersections during the race. RCMP, along with certified flaggers, will serve as traffic control personnel along the race route and all traffic controls and on-site personnel must be observed.

    East Kelowna Road closures 6:45 – 8:20 a.m.
    Roads will  reopen following  the last runner.

    • Pooley Road from Rose Road to Bemrose Road
    • Bemrose Road from Pooley to Reekie Road
    • Reekie Road from Bemrose to Hart
    • Hart Road from Reekie Road to Todd Road
    • Todd Road from Hart to Grantham

    Full Lane closures 7:10 – 8:30 a.m.
    Road will reopen following the last runner.

    • Todd Road from Grantham Road to Saucier Road

    Lane Restrictions 7:10 – 9:10 a.m.

    • Saucier Road from Todd to Balldock – No southbound access; only northbound vehicles permitted
    • Saucier Road from Balldock to Bedford – No westbound access; only eastbound vehicles permitted
    • Bedford Road from Saucier to Casorso – one way alternating traffic only

    Lower Mission and South Kelowna traffic advisory 8 – 10 a.m.
    Roads will remain open. Motorists are reminded that runners have the right of way through intersections.

    • Casorso Road to Mission Creek Greenway
    • From the Mission Creek Greenway, participants will cross onto Lakeshore Road
    • Lakeshore Road to Watt Road
    • Watt Road to Walnut Street
    • Walnut Street to Abbott Street

    Downtown traffic advisory 8 – 10 a.m.

    Parks and pathways will remain open for public use.

    • Abbott Street to City Park (participants will use the tunnel)

    • City Park to Stuart Park along pathway before finishing at Waterfront Park

    There will be a Wine and Music Festival taking place at Waterfront Park until 12 p.m.; however the park will remain open to the public.

    For more information about the race and its route and detour routes, visit

    For transit route and schedule information, visit under Kelowna.

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

  • Should parts of the Civic Block grow ‘up'?
    Share your opinion before Sunday Aug. 30.

    The City is working on a long-term plan to continue the momentum of enhancing a vibrant and thriving cultural district within the Civic Block. Because the success of the plan will depend on bringing more people into the area outside of business hours to make the desired improvements, two variations of the preliminary concepts are being explored to add residential and commercial opportunities and consider the option for an increase of building heights at three key locations - Kelowna Community Theatre, the existing police services on Doyle Avenue and Okanagan Heritage Museum.

    Join the conversation about your downtown. Visit to learn more about these options and share your opinions before the survey closes Sunday, Aug. 30.

    The information gathered in this survey will help shape the preferred concept and supporting financial considerations that will be shared with residents in an Open House and reviewed by Council this fall.

  • Lane restrictions on Lakeshore Road
    Traffic Advisory

    Intermittent, alternating lane closures are underway on Lakeshore Road between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Labour Day in preparation for paving and other related road reconstruction work between Dehart and McClure roads.

    Motorists will continue to experience delays and are urged to give themselves extra time or use alternative routes.

    Construction is scheduled for completion in November 2015 with the final layer of asphalt and finishing work to be completed in spring 2016.

    Visit to plan your commute.