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Greater Vernon Parks, Recreation & Culture

Recreation Programs

Visit the Greater Vernon Parks, Recreation & Culture website for program information and registration.

Greater Vernon Dog Parks

Greater Vernon Parks Snapshot

  • 472 acres of land in Greater Vernon
  • 80 parks, ranging from Kalamalka Lake Beach and Polson Park to community gardens and linear parks.
  • 43 athletic fields
  • 30 playgrounds
  • 15 tennis courts
  • 3 public pools
  • 1 community recreational centre
  • 14 miles of beaches

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Greater Vernon is the area covered by Electoral Areas “B” (BX/Swan Lake), “C” (BX/Silver Star), the District of Coldstream, and the City of Vernon.

Greater Vernon Parks, Recreation & Culture (GVPRC) is governed by the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) through the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee.

Through GVPRC, the Regional District, the City of Vernon and the District of Coldstream share responsibility for maintaining, operating and improving all existing parks and facilities, and for developing new parks and facilities in Greater Vernon.

Greater Vernon Master Parks Plan:
2004 Greater Vernon Master Parks Plan (685Kb)
The purpose of this plan is to identify a vision, goals and objectives for parks and recreation, and to provide recommendations for parkland acquisition, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, trails, beaches, culture, recreation programs, human resources, and financing related to delivery of parks and recreation services within the next ten years.  Although the plan focuses primarily on the 10-year horizon, population growth over the next 20 years is considered in order to guide decision-making.


Please direct enquiries to:
Phone:  250-550-3700
Fax:      250-550-3701