Okanagan Centre Park Improvement Project

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UPDATE - May 17th

Thank you to the 193 who submitted a completed survey! The four winners of the $50 gift certificate to OK Patio Cafe are:

  • Moria Robertson
  • Janet Lawrence
  • Harvey & Barbara Leamont
  • Simone Leonhardt


Okanagan Centre Park is a community-gathering place enjoyed by local residents and visitors year-round. The park’s proximity to Okanagan Lake’s shoreline and trail make it a natural rest stop for recreational users of the area. This is a destination park and its key amenities are a café, museum, open field, children’s play area and public washroom.

About the Project:

The District of Lake Country is kicking off a park improvement project for Okanagan Centre Park. The primary objective of this project is to address following three main functional issues that were identified during the most recent Parks and Recreation Master Planning process.

Washroom Facilities - Issues

  • The existing facilities in the park are pit toilets.

  • No running water or sinks to wash hands.

  • No electricity for lighting.

  • Pit toilets result in unpleasant odours,

Accessibility & Circulation - Issues

  • Many of the entrances into the park are not accessible for wheelchair users, strollers, and other forms of mobility.

  • Within the park, many of the recreation amenities are not accessible and circulation is poor throughout.

Picnic Area - Issues

  • Many of the picnic amenities are in poor condition, no longer meet the needs of the community and require replacement.

  • Additionally, a windstorm in early 2021 caused significant damage to shade trees over the picnic area.

Project Timeline & Public Input

A design concept focusing on these three improvements will be presented in summer of 2021. Construction is anticipated to start in spring of 2022 (dependent on Council budget approval).


Take the Survey - For a Chance to Win!

Your input is important for this project to be a success. To best understand the needs of the community and park users, the team wants to hear from you. To show our appreciation for providing your input - leave your email at the end of the survey and you will be entered to win one of four $50 gift certificates for OK Patio Café.

UPDATE - May 17th

Thank you to the 193 who submitted a completed survey! The four winners of the $50 gift certificate to OK Patio Cafe are:

  • Moria Robertson
  • Janet Lawrence
  • Harvey & Barbara Leamont
  • Simone Leonhardt


Okanagan Centre Park is a community-gathering place enjoyed by local residents and visitors year-round. The park’s proximity to Okanagan Lake’s shoreline and trail make it a natural rest stop for recreational users of the area. This is a destination park and its key amenities are a café, museum, open field, children’s play area and public washroom.

About the Project:

The District of Lake Country is kicking off a park improvement project for Okanagan Centre Park. The primary objective of this project is to address following three main functional issues that were identified during the most recent Parks and Recreation Master Planning process.

Washroom Facilities - Issues

  • The existing facilities in the park are pit toilets.

  • No running water or sinks to wash hands.

  • No electricity for lighting.

  • Pit toilets result in unpleasant odours,

Accessibility & Circulation - Issues

  • Many of the entrances into the park are not accessible for wheelchair users, strollers, and other forms of mobility.

  • Within the park, many of the recreation amenities are not accessible and circulation is poor throughout.

Picnic Area - Issues

  • Many of the picnic amenities are in poor condition, no longer meet the needs of the community and require replacement.

  • Additionally, a windstorm in early 2021 caused significant damage to shade trees over the picnic area.

Project Timeline & Public Input

A design concept focusing on these three improvements will be presented in summer of 2021. Construction is anticipated to start in spring of 2022 (dependent on Council budget approval).


Take the Survey - For a Chance to Win!

Your input is important for this project to be a success. To best understand the needs of the community and park users, the team wants to hear from you. To show our appreciation for providing your input - leave your email at the end of the survey and you will be entered to win one of four $50 gift certificates for OK Patio Café.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please take a few minutes to answer questions in the survey about Okanagan Centre Park Improvements. If you would rather a paper copy of the survey please send us an email.

    1. Park use

    2. Park character

    3. Park improvements

    Survey will be open until May 16th. Thank you for providing your input.

    Okanagan Centre Park Survey - Start Survey!
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