February 12, 2015 - 2:27 PM
KELOWNA - Rutland Centennial Park was officially aquired by the City of Kelowna recently as part of the memorandum of agreement with Rutland Park Society.
The purchase price of the park, and right-of-way through the existing parking lot beside Centennial Hall, rang in at $800,000, according to a City of Kelowna media release.
The City expects the property will accommodate expansion of transit services as well as the extension of Shepherd Road to Rutland roads, as required in the future. As well, it'll take an immediate investment of $400,000 to design and construct a full size grass soccer field for park users to access beginning in 2016.
“The proceeds received by the Rutland Park Society will be reinvested into the aging Centennial Hall to bring it up to current building code requirements so it can be better utilized by the community,” Rutland Park Society president Todd Sanderson said. “As a society we are very excited to have this deal done as not only will the park be improved, but we can now also improve the hall so that it can once again be a focal point for local celebrations and events.”
A public planning session will take place Wednesday, February 18 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall to help city staff prioritize future park amenities.
Visit the City of Kelowna's website to find out more.
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