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Greater Vernon Athletics Park

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Located next to Highway 97 and College Way, adjacent to the parking lot for the Okanagan College Vernon campus, is the track and artificial turf field of the Greater Vernon Athletics Park.

  • For reservations contact Recreation Services at  250-545-6035.
  • For the current Parks Regulation Bylaw information please call the City of Vernon at 250-550-3505.

Track Etiquette

Track lanes are reserved for walkers and/or runners. Stretching should be done well away from track lanes.

Lane Use

Fast Runners: two inside lanes (Lanes 1 & 2)
Moderate Runners/Joggers: three inner lanes (Lanes 3, 4, 5)
Walkers: three outer most lanes (Lanes 6, 7, 8)

Lap Distance

Innermost lane (Lane 1) – 400 metres
4 laps ~ one mile
2.5 laps ~ one kilometre
Outermost lane (Lane 8) – 450 metres

Passing Other Runners

Pass on the left, calling out “TRACK” before you pass to allow slower runner the chance to move to the right.

If you choose to run/walk with music, you should keep one ear free, or volume low enough, so you are aware of your surroundings.
Special Track Shoes are not required, wear your regular CLEAN running shoes.
Direction of run and walk is counter-clockwise

Email us at [email protected] or visit our Contact Us page for all other inquiries.