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Revamped plan for Vernon's Kin Racetrack Athletic Park to go before before council on Monday

First look at new Kin plan

A revamped plan for Vernon's Kin Racetrack Athletic Park will be put before council on Monday.

A test fit of park amenities has been developed into a concept plan that shows the proposed new active living centre at the front of the park, beside a potential new Kal Tire Place West arena.

It also includes an outdoor skating area, promenade, green spaces, two sports fields, two baseball diamonds, a skate park, dog park, multi-sport courts and more.

The cost of underground parking at the active living centre was investigated by city staff and found to be $4,714,000 for 61 parking stalls and is not recommended.

The concept before council has surface parking in the concept plan.

A report to council states administration has been meeting with community stakeholders, including the North Okanagan Cycling Society, Sky Volleyball Club, skateboard groups and the Vernon Farmers Market, which have helped to shape the concept plan.

A 100,000-square-foot field house has been removed from the plan, and other locations are being explored.

"As the park moves into the design stage, more communication and engagement with key groups will be conducted," the report states.

Further public engagement is also anticipated, with feedback being brought before council with the final concept plan in June.

Sky Volleyball had sent a delegation to council in March, seeking to locate a permanent facility in the park.

However, that has not been included in the concept plan.

Recreation Services staff have met with the club to explore alternatives.



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