New Winter–Spring Regional Parks Guide Available

We encourage people to pre-register for two free programs that are designed to get you and your family outside during the winter months

The new Winter-Spring ‘Guide to Regional Parks 2015’ is now available.

You can link to it at regionaldistrict.com/parksguide, or pick a printed copy up at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park and over the next few weeks at any local government office or visitor information centre.

“The eight-page colour foldout has all the information you need about our exciting line up of programs and events in our Regional Parks over the first half of the year,” said Communications Officer Bruce Smith.

“We’re not wasting any time getting underway for 2015.  We encourage people to pre-register for two free programs that are designed to get you and your family outside and active during the winter months.”

The first is ‘Explore Your Parks’ which takes place once a month on a Saturday morning at 10:00 during January, February and March.  Join one of our Park Interpreters as we explore a different Regional Park by foot, bike, poles or snowshoes.  Please contact the staff at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan for specific information about park locations, dates and activities and to register.

The second winter program is ‘Families in Parks’ and the first outing ‘Frosty Fun’ goes in Mission Creek Regional Park, Springfield and Durnin Roads on Saturday, January 25th between 10:00 and 11:30 am. To register your family, for this free event or other ‘Families in Parks’ events, please drop in to the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, email eeco@cord.bc.ca or phone 250-469-6139.

There’s also a new drop-in program for families at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park each Saturday morning at 11.  It’s called ‘Eco-Art at the EECO’ and encourages you to explore your imagination and creativity.  You’ll create works of art with recycled and natural materials.

“The winter-spring guide also has details about the spring ‘Tracks Walking Club’ program and our ‘Nature Detectives Spring-Break Camps’ in March for youngsters age five to seven,” said Smith.   Pre-registration is required for each of these popular programs.”

And of course, the Parks Guide also features a two-page colour map showing each Regional Park location and some of the amenities that are available.

For more information about any Regional Parks program and our detailed online section for Regional Parks, visit regionaldistrict.com/parks or call the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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