City Park

City Park, Kelowna: Address, Phone Number, City Park Reviews: 4.5/5


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Wendy B
6 contributions
Sep. 2020
Lots of space for everyone to spread out safely while enjoying sand and lake! Shady spots and a playground make this ideal for everyone.
Written September 8, 2020
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ND F
Vancouver, Canada367 contributions
Aug. 2020
The park alongside the lake offers amenities for everyone: swimming, splash park for kiddies, tennis, jogging path, good clean washrooms and lots of grass for picnic areas. There are nice sandy beaches and an inflateable playground on the lake.
It’s a great place to spend the day with all the services you may need when spending the day lakeside. The walking path alongside the lake goes for quite a distance.
Written August 23, 2020
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Natasha M
2 contributions
Aug. 2020
Lots of great spots to social distance on the grass. The place we found had a view of the beach one way and a lovely garden on the other. Seek hilltops!
Written August 18, 2020
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W C
Calgary, Canada260 contributions
Jul. 2020
Walking along the Boardwalk in downtown Kelowna is beautiful at any point in the day, weather at sunrise, noon or sunset.
Written July 27, 2020
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Alan K
Kamloops, Canada225 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to the city park so much we went back for a night visit. So much to see and do. From people watching, to sightseeing, to water activities, to food trucks and if food trucks not to your liking a multitude of restaurants nearby! Unfortunately we visited just after an upswing in Covid cases amongst young people in Kelowna. After an enjoyable walk on the beach we ate at a close restaurant. But to get there we had to make our way through hundreds of young adults who acted as if they cared not one whit about adults who might be vulnerable! No social distancing, no masks etc. To put it mildly I was VERY uncomfortable! If you visit, remember your masks and be forewarned...parts of downtown Kelowna are jam packed.
Written July 25, 2020
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jzrtogo
5 contributions
May 2020
If you are visiting Kelowna you must not miss this. Very nice park and lots of eateries nearby. The perfect place to walk off a big lunch or sit and enjoy the view.
Written June 8, 2020
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liviastefan
Kelowna, Canada73 contributions
Jul. 2019
Another city treasure with Lotus of future potențial improvement, a place FOR young and ole to relax and enjoy life Away from politica and life’s troubles.
Written May 28, 2020
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ileannkneel
Kelowna, Canada1,033 contributions
Apr. 2020
Yes, fantastic location and services. Tennis, beach volleyball, lawn bowling, Hot Sands Beach, basketball, grassy areas for slack lining, Spikeball, or whatever, washroom facilities, kids water park, skateboard park, concession (seasonal), and so much more. The large trees create ample shade in the heat of summer. Unfortunately, two aspects at this park have left a bad taste in my mouth. On the minor side of things, parking can be a major problem especially in the height of summer. I'm not talking about finding free parking; I'm talking about finding parking at all. It can get that busy. But the major reason I am coming down on City Park is the homeless issue and all the social ills that go along with it... drug use, public intoxication, panhandling, etc. Certainly, City Park has had a homelessness problem for decades past because of the nearby homeless shelter but it used to be a very small group that would take a small corner of the park and were not noticed by the majority. However, over the last number of years the number of transients (especially during the summer months) has skyrocketed such that they fairly take over the entire centre, grassy area of the park while tourists and locals alike skirt around on the paved outer walkway, seemingly too fearful to venture into the deep netherworld that is now the domain of the lower echelons of our societal fabric.

Now, on the one hand the homeless population is by enlarge a gentle and harmless lot and given a chance are polite and doing the best they can in difficult circumstances. And as long as one is comfortable with the surroundings, one may enjoy the peaceful and relatively quiet environment of the park with transients all around. However, on the other hand, it is not an exaggeration to state that drug use is rampant, garbage is everywhere, and foul language is the norm. Mental illness is prevalent and petty crime does happen and unfortunately, this has marred the beauty that once was City Park. As a local Kelownian, I will choose to go to many other parks in this city 9 times out of 10. That said, I have been to City Park many times as well and hung out with the "lowest tier" without fear of my safety or belongings... but not everyone is in the same space as me. For that reason, 3 stars.
Written April 12, 2020
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Ellyn T
Nanaimo, Canada284 contributions
Jun. 2019
This was our first visit to Kelowna and the Okanogan. We wanted to spend an afternoon on the lake's beach and chose City Park. Parking was not too hard to find in the lot. If was a semi-short walk to the beach on grass and through lots of big trees. Nice change room/restroom. Trees to provide some shade if needed. We enjoyed watching parasailors soaring above the water, lots of boaters, and a few others like us enjoying the sand and water. A very relaxing afternoon. The only negative was some rather sketchy looking people in the parking area, especially two guys in a car who we believe may have been dealing drugs.
Written January 25, 2020
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Larry4Africa
Kitale, Kenya110 contributions
Sep. 2019
Such aA water park for the kids, a nice sidewalk adjacent to the beach, and lots of grassy areas. There is lawn bowling, and many great events in the summer.
Written October 11, 2019
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