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Heritage Park

HERITAGE PARK

Location: Beach Avenue, downtown core, west of Day Use Wharf and across from the Museum.

  • Scenic Area
  • Picnic
  • Benches
  • Washrooms (at Museum across the Street)
  • Playground
  • Totem Pole


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History of Heritage Park:

Packing House
From its earliest years, downtown was a working waterfront. Heritage park is on the site of what was once Walterís Ltd Packinghouse and before that, a fruit and vegetable cannery. Severe winter frosts in the early '50's caused a sharp decline in the soft fruit industry so the Packinghouse closed its doors in 1955.

The building remained idle for several years while politicians debated the merits of this or that use for it. In 1979, the building mysteriously caught re and burned to the ground. Many prominent citizens volunteered that they had struck the igniting match but none could be singled out to receive the medal of heroism they deserved for getting rid of what had become an old eyesore.

The Peachland Rotary Club built the Pavilion in 2004 as a tribute to the Centennial of Rotary; it has become a focal point of urban life in Heritage Park. It is also the scene of several community events. The Peachland Lions added to the park by providing benches.



The Peachland Pier Project:

Fishing
Each year, The Peachland Sportsmenís Association hosts Fishing Forever events in Heritage Park, recognizing that there are people in their community that could benefit greatly from a day out fishing, if they could only get there, and every summer for hundreds of disabled anglers, this Club makes that happen. Life is to be enjoyed! But the waterfront is difficult to fish from...

Three local service clubs Ė the Sportsmenís Association, Peachland Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Peachland Ė have a goal to build a new wheelchair accessible pier in downtown Peachland. The Peachland Pier will be a 120-metre long fixed structure running parallel to the shoreline of Heritage Park in downtown Peachland. Breakout areas will allow people to fish while the main pier will feature wheelchair access with benches to rest and take in the Okanagan Lake views. We envision a place where youngsters can try their hand at fishing while meeting the needs of people who have had to give up their pastime because of physical limitations.


Pier
The Peachland Pier will be the first of its kind on Okanagan Lake and will add accessibility to what is currently a unusable area of Peachlandís downtown waterfront.

How to Get Involved in the Peachland Pier Project:


$100 - First/last name engraved on the Peachland Pier railing
$500 - 80 characters engraved on a brass plaque
$5000 - Bench or fishing chair with an engraved brass plaque

For Donation info, call 250.767.6225

For more information, go to www.peachlandpier.com.