CORD releases regional parks guide

Winter and spring guide to everything you need to know about regional parks is released

  • Jan. 6, 2017 7:00 a.m.
The Central Okanagan Regional District has released its winter and spring guide to regional parks.

The Central Okanagan Regional District has released its winter and spring guide to regional parks.

It’s everything you need to know about regional parks in the Central Okanagan.

CORD has released the new Winter-Spring edition of Your Guide to Regional Parks 2017.

“We’ve given the Parks Guide a new look but inside the 12-page colour foldout you’ll still find everything you need to know about all the activities, events and programs in our Regional Parks during the first five months of the year,” said communications officer Bruce Smith. “We’ve revamped our At a Glance program calendar and we have a map showing Regional Park locations along with short descriptions of their amenities.

“Our free ‘Wild Walks’ program offers a monthly Saturday morning and Thursday afternoon opportunity to join a park interpreter and learn about special features of the park that’s being visited. These outings are available for everyone thanks to the volunteers from the Community Recreational Initiatives Society, who provide barrier-free access to our parks. To discover more about or request CRIS services, check out adaptiveadventures.ca.”

The guide is available online at regionaldistrict.com/parksguide, or you can pick up a printed copy at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park; at the Regional District office (1450 KLO Road) in Kelowna or over the next few weeks at other local government offices and visitor information centres.

“While most of our programs are offered for free, we do encourage people to pre-register by contacting the staff at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan or EECO at 250-469-6139 or email eeco@cord.bc.ca,” added Smith. “During the winter months, please make sure you’re properly prepared for the conditions with appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes and traction or anti-slip devices. Some participants find poles help with their balance and stability and provide an additional workout.”

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