Kelowna parks starting to close down for the winter

As we finally start to see temperatures drop after a hot start to fall, the City of Kelowna is beginning to close down parks for the winter.

Seasonal closures are starting this week at various parks and sports fields and amenities like park washrooms and water fountains are now off for the winter to prevent pipes from freezing.

There are a few main parks that the washrooms will remain open at, however, but only during daytime hours.

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<p dir=City Park, Gerstmar Park, Gyro Park and Rowcliffe Park washrooms will be open daily from 8 am until 5 pm, while Stuart Park’s washrooms will be open from 8 am until 8 pm.

“All washrooms and water fountains are expected to re-open in early April, weather permitting,” the City noted.

Sports fields will shut down for the winter on Oct. 31 and residents are asked to respect the closures to ensure the grass is not damaged before they open up again in the spring.

october 31 also marks the final day of the year for Kasugai Gardens and vehicle access to Knox Mountain Drive, while Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery will shift to winter hours on that day too.

Beginning on Nov. 1, the cemetery will be open from 8 am until 5 pm daily until the spring.

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