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Check out the new Central Okanagan regional parks guide

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January 10, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Find out what’s happening in our Regional Parks with the new Winter-Spring edition of ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks 2017’.

It’s available online at regionaldistrict.com/parksguide, or you can pick up a printed copy at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park; at the Regional District office (1450 KLO Road) in Kelowna or over the next few weeks at other local government offices and visitor information centres.

Communications Officer Bruce Smith says “We’ve given the Parks Guide a new look but inside the 12-page colour foldout you’ll still find everything you need to know about all the activities, events and programs in our Regional Parks during the first five months of the year.  We’ve revamped our At a Glance program calendar and we have a map showing Regional Park locations along with short descriptions of their amenities.”

He says, “Our free ‘Wild Walks’ program offers a monthly Saturday morning and Thursday afternoon opportunity to join a park interpreter and learn about special features of the park that’s being visited.  These outings are available for everyone thanks to the volunteers from the Community Recreational Initiatives Society, who provide barrier-free access to our parks.  To discover more about or request CRIS services, check out adaptiveadventures.ca.”

Smith adds, “While most of our programs are offered for free, we do encourage people to pre-register by contacting the staff at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan or EECO at 250-469-6139 or email eeco@cord.bc.ca.  During the winter months, please make sure you’re properly prepared for the conditions with appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes and traction or anti-slip devices.   Some participants find poles help with their balance and stability and provide an additional workout.”

Smith says, “The winter-spring guide also has details about the ‘Families in Parks’, ‘Roll and Stroll’ and ‘EECO After School’ programs as well as the spring ‘Tracks Walking Club’ program in Mission Creek and Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Parks. Parents will be interested in our ‘Nature Detectives Spring-Break Camps’ in March for youngsters age five to 10.  Pre-registration is required for each of these popular programs.”

For more information about any Regional Parks program and our detailed online section for Regional Parks including our new park tour maps, visit regionaldistrict.com/parks or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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