June 21, 2013 - 12:17 PM
A design option for City Park will be presented at an open house Thursday, June 27 near the Sails Plaza under the big white tent from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
“We’re pleased with the outcome of the design process so far,” said urban planner specialist, Patrick McCormick. “One of the main themes from the online engagement was around creating an active, safe and lively destination where people can come and enjoy a variety of experiences – from peaceful to active and fun. This concept plan reflects these types of uses.”
Some important considerations of the park design were for safety, improved picnic areas and separating the types of activities, such as youth and children’s amenities. Waterfront access and improved sporting infrastructure has been proposed to appeal to a larger population. The concept design improves the way people circulate within the park, minimizing isolated space and maximizing uses for a variety of park visitors.
The design plan will also show how future improvements to Kerry Park will be integrated with City Park and Bernard Avenue Streetscape. Residents will have a chance to see how these three important civic spaces may come together.
Staff aim to present a preferred concept plan for City Park to Council over the summer. Discussions will continue with various stakeholders over the next few years on funding opportunities for implementation and construction.
Residents unable to attend can provide feedback on the design option online from June 27 to July 15 at kelowna.ca/mycitpark.
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