New Kelowna City Park water park to open July 5th

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Kelowna’s newly renovated City Park Water Park will receive an official re-opening on Friday, July 5 from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. to help kick-off the summer.

Park & Play will also be on site with family-friendly activities to add to the celebration.

The water park recently received major renovations following significant flood damage in 2017. Waterplay Solutions Corp., a local aquatic play manufacturer who was the original supplier for the water park when it was first built, worked with their agency partner RecTec Industries to contribute new aquatic play features to the project.

The updated water park design is a nature theme that complements the surrounding landscape of City Park. New features include large misting grasses, a towering Ladybug Soaker, spraying woodland critters, and spray cannons disguised as wildflowers. The park also kept the popular slide activity tower which was added to the space in 2014.

Flooding in 2017 damaged infrastructure and the water delivery systems forcing the water park to close. Construction to repair and renovate the park began in March with an entirely new water delivery and disposal system that meets health standards for water delivery and is now flood resistant. The overall cost of the renovations to re-open the water park was $410,000 and was covered by an insurance claim.

City Park Water Park is open to members of the public daily throughout the summer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. including weekends.

Quilchena Splash Park and Ben Lee Water Park are also open for the summer season.

Visit kelowna.ca/parks for water park hours of operation.