Polson Park
About
Polson Park is located near the heart of Vernon, adjacent to Highway 97 and Highway 6. The park was established in 1908 when Samuel Polson donated a large parcel of land to the city. Located in the park is the Lawn Bowling Club, the Interior Space and Science Centre, the Arts Council and Vernon Heritage Hall.Polson Park is probably best known for the Floral Clock that was installed in 1958. The date is changed daily and it provides a great photo with its colourful background. Further into the park you will find the Japanese Garden, which was donated by the Japanese Community and the Chinese Pagoda, which was donated by the Chinese Community. Both were constructed in 1967 as Centennial Projects. The Rose Garden, a perennial favorite and also a Centennial project, is located in the south east of the park. Specific areas of the park can be reserved for your special event such as weddings, social gatherings and concerts.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
270 reviews
Excellent
105
Very good
112
Average
35
Poor
9
Terrible
9

GPaCalgary
Calgary, Canada2,165 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
We were visiting town and our friends from Kelowna suggested that we take a walk in Polson Park. This is a beautiful spot where you can take your time having a leisurely stroll, have a family picnic, or just lay around in the sunshine.
WE had a very nice time there.
Written September 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cheryl B
Surrey, Canada15 contributions
Sep. 2023
We did the Friday night "Night Market". Seemed to be especially fun for families. All the typical things to buy - jewelry, candles, soaps, etc.
Written September 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Luci
5 contributions
Feb. 2022
my class went here for a field trip had lots of fun running arund playing tag and playing onn the playground
Written April 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tiaonyx
Surrey, Canada34 contributions
Aug. 2021
This is a really nice park in Downtown Vernon to the right as you are coming into town. There is a skateboard park, lawn bowling, and this year a great night market. I really hope the night market returns as it is one of a few things you can do on a Friday night in Vernon.
Written September 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Logan
29 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
We came for the Friday evening market. So many vendors! The water park is removed, and you'll have the occasional uncomfortable interaction with locals, but the duck ponds, the Japanese garden, and the boardwalk makes for a pretty walk. We saw some deer, birds, and squirrels!
Written August 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,098 contributions
Sep. 2020
This park has several sections that cater to different park activities. With parking area all around that is an added convenience. A quick pit stop to say hello to the birds is always nice activity to break the day.
Written November 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Clifford H
Maple Ridge, Canada12 contributions
Sep. 2020
Fantastic park, right across from Tim Hortons drive thru. Great for walking and enjoying the gardens and ponds.
Written October 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Moms-The-Word
Surrey, BC107 contributions
Aug. 2020
It was lovely to stroll through this beautiful park; I was touched by the memorial to Duchess the Swan. However the pond's water level was very low and murky. Be aware of sketchy people skulking about in the evening hours.
Written August 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Deana O
Salmon Arm, Canada34 contributions
Jun. 2019
very pretty area for a lunch or stroll but avoid the area in the evening and the skateboard area. Seems to be a hang out for those who have no place to go lots of sketchy activity
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jerry M
Vernon, Canada16 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
Beautiful place steer clear of the skatepark some teenagers drinking alcohol at times fantastic water park for the kidlets
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 263
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

POLSON PARK - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Polson Park


Restaurants near Polson Park: View all restaurants near Polson Park on Tripadvisor