New slide makes a splash

The outdoor splash area at City Park has received a makeover, with a new water slide being unveiled just in time for summer.

The slide activity centre was donated through the Rotary Club of Kelowna-Ogopogo, in partnership with the City of Kelowna and Waterplay Solutions Corp.

“As Rotarians, one of our fundamental beliefs is that all children, regardless of background or circumstances, need opportunities to get outside, to learn and play, and to just enjoy being kids,” said Jim Hawkins, president of the Ogopogo Rotary Club.

“This slide activity centre was a natural fit for our club because it addresses a need in the community, it provides a benefit to many, many families, and it’s accessible to all.” 

An older slide was already part of the splash area, but was an outdated design and in poor shape. The new slide can be used year-round by local families and tourists alike, as they fend off the summer heat while enjoying the views near Hot Sands Beach.

“We’ve installed thousands of aquatic play pads around the world, and it still gives us a thrill every time we turn the water on and see the smiles light up kids’ faces,” said Neilson.

“It’s a particular pleasure to be able to partner with the Ogopogo club on this park in our very own hometown.”

Waterplay Solutions was the first company to build spray parks in Western Canada and have now installed over 3,000 aquatic play pads around the world.


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