Parks With Beaches:
1. Kin Beach:
2. Paddlewheel Park:
Ellison Park, Okanagan Landing, Vernon BC Waterfront Provincial Park
Polson Park: Click here for Virtual Tour
DND Athletic Fields:
This is Greater Vernon’s most extensive athletic park with 10 softball fields and 2 soccer pitches. DND is the site of the annual Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival which attracts 300 slo-pitch teams and many spectators each year.
Marshall Field is close to Okanagan Lake and accessed from Okanagan Landing Road. The major focus of this park is soccer. The tournament site boasts 4 soccer pitches, along with 2 baseball diamonds and 4 tennis courts, plus Greater Vernon’s indoor soccer facility.
Vernon Creek winds its way along the west boundary of the park. Future plans include a nature trail to encourage park visitors to hike along the creek to Okanagan Lake.
The Greater Vernon area has several Community Parks. These parks normally provide sports fields, washrooms and parking. They usually serve the area of a Secondary School and three to five neighborhoods.
Creekside Park –Click here for Virtual Tour
The Greater Vernon area has many Neighbourhood Parks for families to enjoy. It allows people to socialize and get to know those in their neighbourhood.
Neighbourhood Parks are usually located within the vicinity of an elementary school or a neighbourhood of 2,000 to 4,000 in population. In many cases, portions of elementary school sites serve as neighbourhood parks.
Lakeview Park – Click here for Virtual Tour
This park is located between Kalamalka Road and Coldstream Creek, just east of Kidston Road.
Dogs can take a refreshing dip in the creek and have a good romp on a nice green stretch of well groomed grass. Picnic benches and bag dispenser onsite.
Natural Area Parks:
Natural areas have been acquired by the GVSC participants to protect environmentally significant areas and features and to provide outdoor recreation opportunities. The natural areas include ponds, wetlands, riparian and forested areas, prominent slopes, and other natural features. There are 11 parcels of land that are classified as natural areas.
Some examples are Becker Park, Black Rock, CEC Young, Cools Pond, McKergow Meadows, and Webster Park.
Greater Vernon Services has provided areas where dogs may be exercised, either on or off leash. Dogs must be under the control of the owners at all times and owners must clean up after their dogs immediately. Receptacles and bag dispensers are provided at each site.
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