Glenmore Recreation Park (Future)
The City of Kelowna is planning a 10.5 hectare (26 acre) joint recreation community-level park in the Glenmore Valley that will serve both residents of Glenmore and the larger community. This future park site is located at the intersection of Longhill and Valley Roads.
The City has been successful in receiving authorization from the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) to proceed as a non-farm use within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and has recently completed the necessary land acquisitions.
Key program elements of the park will include:
- Play fields
- Perimeter walking trail
- Drainage improvements
- Site circulation & parking
- Community building, washrooms & field house
Prior to finalizing a Park Development Plan, the City will engage stakeholders, park user groups, local residents and the general public. Timing of park development is dependent upon budget approvals and, as identified in the City's 10-Year Capital Plan, is projected to begin in 2017. The Park will likely be implemented in phases with construction of a local park road and play fields being the initial phases.
Parks Planning Criteria
Generally designed to serve a population of 45,000 people within five kilometers, recreation parks also serve city-wide and regional interests (see Parkland Acquisition Guidelines). In addition recreation parks, serve the adjacent residential population with community amenities such as walking and biking trails, picnic areas, play fields, skateboard parks, playgrounds and gardens.
Due to the fact that recreation parks include high activity sports fields which generate significant volumes of participants and spectators, access to a major roadway is essential including access to public transit and cycling networks. The location of this park addresses both of these access issues as well as the equitable distribution of Recreation Parks throughout Kelowna at an approximate five kilometer radius.
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