West Kelowna  

New water park makes a splash

With plenty of hot summer weather still in the forecast for the Central Okanagan, Westside residents are invited to stay cool by testing out the new children`s spray park.

“We’re opening the park for a couple weeks, trying out the new systems and ensuring all is in good working order,” says Mayor Doug Findlater. “We wanted to give kids a chance to try out the new park this year, but will hold a much larger community celebration opening in the Spring.”

The Westbank Town Centre Park is located at 2569 May Street but accessed off Hebert Road.

The final touches on landscaping and walkways are still being done, but the state-of-the-art spray park is ready for the kids and will stay open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until the weather turns colder.

The community project cost $328,000 with $248,445 provided by the Rotary Club of Westbank, $40,000 contributed in in-kind work and $79,555 contributed by the District of West Kelowna.

Key funding partners with the Rotary Club of Westbank were Okanagan Kids Care and Westbank First Nation.

“I can’t thank the Rotary Club of Westbank and all funding partners and volunteers enough for persevering on this terrific community project,” says Mayor Findlater.

“Their tenacity and hard work has paid off and the families of West Kelowna and our visitors will appreciate their efforts for a long time to come.”

The project features a flower-shaped pad with approximately 20 spray features that turn on when motion is sensed.

The Park also includes a community garden, off-leash dog park, an open manicured field and ample parking.

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