June 05, 2014 - 3:12 PM
Everything you need to know about activities, events and programs in our Regional Parks is now available in the Summer-Fall edition of ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’.
Communications Officer Bruce Smith says “This is the 40th anniversary of the formation of our Regional Parks system, recognized as one of the best anywhere. And this fall we’ll also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, or EECO. Over the years, thousands of people have passed through the doors to take in the many special exhibits that have highlighted the significance of our environment, wildlife and natural spaces.” The guide outlines all the anniversary year celebrations and they’re also listed online at regionaldistrict.com/parksevents.
The handy ‘Year at a Glance’ provides a month by month listing of programs and activities at the EECO located in Mission Creek Regional Park and in many of the Central Okanagan’s 29 other Regional Parks. There’s also a colour map showing Regional Park locations and some of the features and amenities that are available in each.
Smith adds, “With summer fast approaching, parents of youngsters age three to seven may want to check out the dates, times and registration information for this year’s ‘Summer Nature Camp’ program mornings during July and August in Mission Creek, Bertram Creek and Gellatly Nut Farm regional parks.”
The guide also has the details for our special guided ‘Take a Hike’ program and again this year our Community Recreational Initiatives Society or CRIS partners will be holding special Adaptive Adventure walks and hikes in our Regional Parks.
Smith adds, “We’re continuing with our special ‘Families in Parks’ events that will engage every member of your family and you’re invited to join our ‘Parks Fun Zones in Lake Country’ program with games and activities on Friday’s during July and August.”
The new Regional Parks Guide is available anytime online by visiting regionaldistrict.com/parksguide. Or you can pick up a copy at the Regional District office (1450 KLO Road), the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads) and very soon at any local government office, recreation centre or tourist and information offices in the Central Okanagan.
For more information about any Regional Parks programming and our detailed section for Regional Parks, visit regionaldistrict.com/parks.
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