City Park Concept Plan
A planning exercise is underway to enhance City Park as a vibrant public space for the use and enjoyment of residents and visitors. The exercise will create a Development Plan for a unified vision and to help integrate the Park with Bernard Avenue, the new Downtown Pier and public marina, and Stuart Park. The Plan will guide infrastructure decisions in the Park and make recommendations for improvements in both the immediate future and over the next decade.
With the recent loss of the Park Pavilion building, the Downtown Plan (2011) envisions a new park pavillion amenity building located closer to Abbott Street and Bernard Avenue to provide a better connection with the Downtown retail area. Tourism Kelowna is proposing that this building house a new Visitor Information Centre to showcase Kelowna and its many attractions. The planning process will help determine the appropriate form and other details of this facility and complementary uses.
Public open house
An open house was held on Thursday, June 27 near the Sails by City Park to review the design option.
Since the launch of the the concept plan development in March residents have provided ideas through an online community engagement tool (MindMixer) to inform the design of City Park. The display panels area available onlineat Get Involved Kelowna.
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The views expressed will be compiled and analyzed including the financial and technical considerations. A report will be presented to City Council in the next few months to provide direction to staff on next steps.
Urban Design Planner