The District of Peachland has many parks and wilderness areas for your leisuretime pleasure. Hiking, swimming, tennis, sunbathing, picnicing, rollerblading, walking are just some of the activities to enjoy. There are tables and benches to enjoy the view, playgrounds for the children, and beaches where dogs are allowed. There are wharfs, boat launches and a swimming area with a zip line and diving board, supervised by lifeguards from May to September.
With 11 km of foreshore, approximately 334 acres of parks, numerous amenities plus wilderness hiking there is something for everyone in Peachland!
From activities and programs to EECO exhibits, the new 2010 Guide to Regional Parks has everything you need to know about regional parks this year!
Communications Coordinator Bruce Smith says, “You’ll want to pick up a copy and keep it around the house because the guide’s handy ‘Year at a Glance’ provides important information about all the programs that will be offered from now through November in our Regional Parks. With spring break fast approaching, parents may want to check out the dates, times and registration prices for this year’s ‘Spring Break Camps at the EECO’, and for those planning way ahead, the ‘Junior Naturalists Day Camp’ program which is returning over July and August.”
Smith adds, “The Regional Parks guide also details a new program that will be offered from April until the end of June. Adults between 35 and 55 are encouraged to join the ‘Active Tracks Walking Club’. Over the 12-week program, participants will take part in three walks each week, gradually increasing the duration of their outings as they stroll their way to a more active lifestyle. And there are other benefits as well to becoming a walking club member!”
The 2010 Guide also includes information about some of the local history preserved in our Regional Park system, gives you advance notice of the exhibits planned during the year at the EECO and of course has a map showing each Regional Park, its location and some of the features and amenities you’ll find when you get there!
The colourful eight-page foldout pamphlet is now available at many locations across the Central Okanagan including the Regional District office (1450 KLO Road), the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO – 2363 Springfield Road) in Mission Creek Regional Park. You may also pick up your copy at any municipal office, recreation centre or tourist and information offices from Peachland to Lake Country.
Smith says, “The guide is always as close as your computer and available whenever it’s convenient to you. Last year the online version was visited more than 16,000 times making it one of the most downloaded documents on the Regional District website.”
For more information about any Regional Parks programming, visit the Regional District website (regionaldistrict.com) or call the EECO at 250-469-6140. or Contact: Bruce Smith, Communications Coordinator, 250-469-6339