Greater Vernon Parks, Recreation & Culture
Trails Day Activities - Saturday June 1st, 2013
Greater Vernon will be hitting the trails on Saturday June 1st, 2013 to celebrate International Trails Day.
Check out the free and low-cost activities that will be happening that day.
Visit the Greater Vernon Parks, Recreation & Culture website for program information and registration.
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.
Community Sports Facility Referendum
Greater Vernon residents will be going to referendum on April 6, 2013 to vote on whether they support long-term borrowing to construct a community sports facility, which would include track and field facilities as well as sports fields.
Click here to learn more about the project and the referendum
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.
- Map 1: Existing Parks, Natural Areas, and Recreation Facilities
- Map 2: Spatial Analysis of Community and Neighbourhood Parks
- Map 3: Existing and Proposed Parks and Natural Areas
Things to Do
Greater Vernon is home to great cultural facilities, including the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, the Vernon Art Gallery and the Vernon Arts Centre. Check out the Arts & Museums page for the opportunity to explore and create.
There is more to do in Greater Vernon than bike, play, or hike. Get Involved in your community!
For information about Recreation Programs in Greater Vernon, please visit the Greater Vernon Parks and Recreation website at www.greatervernonrecreation.ca
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