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West Kelowna names parks
Assigning names to 14 previously unnamed parks and lake accesses was no walk in the park for the District of West Kelowna.
The long range planning, recreation and operations departments worked together on the parks naming activity, while inviting the participation of all district staff.
In the end, over 100 possible names were considered before staff came up with its final 14 proposals.
“We recently adopted a parks naming policy (on) Oct. 25, 2011. The policy outlines the suggested protocol for naming parks within our community,” said Nancy Henderson, director of development services for the District of West Kelowna.
“At that meeting, council also directed staff to come up with proposed park names for unnamed parks in our community, in accordance with the policy.”
At a Nov. 8, 2011 council meeting, a Westside Residents and Business Association delegate suggested that council consider naming lake accesses in the Whitworth Drive area in recognition of Stew Tuningley and Tom Howe; however, that suggestion was not consistent with the parks naming policy.
As an alternative, council opted to change the name of the previous Westbank Community Park to Memorial Park, in order to give special people within the community the opportunity to be honoured through plaques, cenotaphs or other park furnishings.
The new park names are listed below.
2511 Paramount Drive will become Paramount Park.
Lot 2, KAP85028, DL5058 will become Majoros Pond Park
Westbank Town Centre Park will become Westbank Centre Park
Westbank Community Park will become Memorial Park
Whitworth Road Lake Access No. 2 will become Hazelnut Park
Whitworth Road Lake Access No. 3 will become Heartnut Park
George Court Lake Access will become Beachnut Park
Gellatly Lake Access will become Gellatly Landing Park
Jennens Road Lake Access will become Jennens Park
Hitchner Road Lake Access will become Hitchner Park
Pritchard Drive Lake Access No. 1 will become Paddlewheeler Park
Pritchard Drive Lake Access No. 2 will become Sternwheeler Park
Green Bay Lake Access No. 5 will become Osprey Park
Green Bay Lake Access No. 2 will become Falcon Park