Update: Watermain break at Parkinson Rec fixed

The watermain break that temporarily closed the Parkinson Recreation Centre earlier today has been repaired. The weight room and gymnasium will open to the public at 5 p.m. The pool will to the open for public swimming at 7 p.m.

“While the facility is open tonight for dry land fitness and pool users, all programs scheduled out of the facility have been cancelled for the rest of the day,” says Don Backmeyer, Sport & Event Development Manager. “Our programs and scheduled activities will resume tomorrow as normal.”

City crews were able to shut off the water supply to isolate and fix the watermain break safely and efficiently.

For more information, contact the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800, or visit

Original release

The City of Kelowna has temporarily closed the Parkinson Recreation Centre due to an outdoor watermain break. Effectively immediately, the facility is closed and all programming scheduled to take place today has been cancelled.

“We realize this closure is an inconvenience to our customers,” says Don Backmeyer, Sport & Event Development Manager. “Our crews are onsite and working to fix the break and restore water to the facility as quickly as possible.”

To access the watermain break and fix the problem, the lawn and sidewalk in front of the facility are being excavated and water has been cut to the facility, which is prompting the full facility closure.

Once the break has been fixed, the facility’s water system will be tested before reopening the facility.

For updates on this closure, contact the Parkinson Recreation Centre at 250-469-8800, or visit

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