KELOWNA - Kelowna’s parks are buzzing with excitement with the return of the City of Kelowna’s Park & Play program and Dancing in the Park. The free community programs are a great way to meet new people in the community and stay active as a family throughout the summer.
“These programs are really what we feel Kelowna is all about – bringing the community together to have a memorable experience and enjoying the amazing park spaces that we have in this city,” said Louise Roberts, Manager of Community & Neighbourhood Programs.
Park & Play runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m./dusk on weeknights all summer long at a variety of parks throughout the city with games and activities suitable for all ages.
Loseth Park: 1535 Loseth Dr.
Monday, July 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ben Lee Park: 900 Houghton Rd.
Tuesday, July 5, 12*, 19 & 26
Curlew Park: 5120 Lark St.
Wednesday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27
Blair Pond Park: 333 Clifton Rd.
Thursday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28*
Jack Robertson Park: 1655 Willow Cres.
Friday, July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Davie Park: 300 Davie Rd.
Monday, August 1, 8, 15 & 22
Cameron Park: 2345 Richter St.
Tuesday, August 2, 9, 16 & 23*
Sumac Park: 372 Phipps Cres.
Wednesday, August 3, 10, 17, 24
Sonora Park: 1634 Sonora Dr.
Thursday, August 4, 11*, 18 & 25
Quarry Park: 4882 Quarry Ct.
Friday, August 5, 12, 19 & 26
Events marked with * are in conjunction with Parks Alive! and also include musical entertainment. Visit the Kelowna festival website for the entertainment schedule.
Dancing in the Park kicked off this week with a huge turnout and will continue to run every Wednesday in July and August at Stuart Park from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
July 6: Zumba
July 13: Hip Hop
July 20: Groove Method
July 27: Hot Jams
August 3: Throwback Night
August 10: Hot Latin Nights
August 17: Line Dancing
August 24: Grand Finale Dance Party
August 31: Retro Roller Night (6:30 – 8 p.m.)
Parents and guardians are reminded that they are responsible for the care and supervision of their children. It’s also encouraged to use active transportation such as walking or biking to get to these events and to bring reusable water bottles.
For more information about Kelowna’s free community events including Park & Play and Dancing in the Park, visit the City of Kelowna's recreation website here, or look for Park & Play and Dancing in the Park on the City’s Facebook page.