Kasugai Gardens open, Cemetery hours extended 

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Press release:

Warmer weather is on the horizon and two of Kelowna’s parks are ready for the spring season. Kasugai Gardens is now open after winter hibernation and the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery is set to spring-forward with extended visiting hours. 

The Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery gates will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days-a-week beginning March 16 until Oct. 31. 

To allow for grounds maintenance during this time, only fresh cut flowers may be placed on grave sites within lawn areas. Candles are not permitted as the open flame poses a potential fire hazard. Families are reminded that if any sentimental items are left on grave sites to please collect them before March 15. 

For more information about the cemetery, visit kelownacemetery.ca.  

Kasugai Garden Park is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until May long weekend.  

Throughout the summer months the gardens will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Labour Day weekend. In the fall, the gardens will be open daily 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., closing for the season on October 31. 

Kasugai Gardens provides a tranquil environment featuring traditional elements of a Japanese garden such as stone lanterns, pine trees, a waterfall and a pond. The gardens were completed in 1987 to symbolize the friendship between Kelowna and Kasugai, Japan, sister cities since 1981.  

For more information about City parks and public spaces, visit kelowna.ca/parks