After more than 20 years, the playground at Mission Creek Regional Park will undergo a complete overhaul.
Most of the old equipment will be removed and replaced with new equipment and an updated play structure, funded in part with a contribution from the Orchard City Lions Club. The new playground is designed to meet the needs of children from ages two through 12. This construction will also see installation of a new multisensory play area along with an upgraded safety surfacing made from recycled tires, thanks to a grant from the Tire Stewardship BC community grant program.
The demolition and construction will see the playground area fenced and closed from this Wednesday, September 26th until late November or early December. Signs advising of the work have been posted in the playground area and at the nearby Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan.
During the construction period, there may be minor disruptions in nearby parking areas as the contractor will be using a portion of the adjacent lot for staging and equipment. The Leckie Road and Durnin Road entrances to the park will remain open.
The Mission Creek Regional Park playground is one of the most popular play areas in the Central Okanagan.
The upgrades and redesign of the playground focus on inclusive play for children of all abilities, providing both passive and active play opportunities and use natural play elements appropriate to Mission Creek Regional Park. The final design was developed along with input from several organizations including the Community Action Towards Children’s Health (CATCH), Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) and the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council.
For alternate play facilities please consider the City of Kelowna ‘Play for All’ playground at the Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way) or Gerstmar Park at the end of Gerstmar Road near the Mission Creek Greenway.