Victor Cumming – Vernon, BC Mayoral Candidate


Current Situation

Our recreation facilities and parks continue to be improved with new investments from residents’ taxes and successfully obtaining grants from senior levels of government and foundations. There have been many upgrades to existing recreation facilities and parks. The growth in recreation and the Greater Vernon’s population has outstripped our current recreation facilities’ capacity for gymnasiums, indoor walking, fitness classes and indoor aquatics and outdoor fields. The Lakeview pool (Peanut Pool) has gone beyond its useable life and is currently being replaced. The number of people, both residents and visitors, walking on our trails and in our parks has increased dramatically pushing for the completion of community wide trail networks and local trails.

Future Actions Required

  • Initial trail and field development at Kin Race Track Athletic Park.
  • Re-design and upgrading of Polson Park.
  • Reconstruction of Deer Park at Canadian Lakeview Estates.
  • Upgrading of Pottery Park near 15th Street.
  • Expansion of the new Lakeshore Park at Okanagan Lake.
  • Establish hilltop parks in the Foothills, Turtle Mt., Adventure Bay and the Commonage accessible on off-road trails.
  • Complete reconstruction of Lakeview Pool and associated amenities.
  • Reconstruction of the secondary boat launches on Okanagan Landing Road and Tronson Road.
  • Construction of the new Active Living Centre.
  • Off-road trail connection from the East Hill to Kalamalka Rd. off-road trail.
  • Off-road trail from Apollo Rd. to Fulton Rd. connecting to the Commonage Trail.
  • Off-road trail from Sawicki Park to Husband Rd. trail accessing Kalamalka Beach.
  • Completing new beach accesses to Okanagan Lake.
  • Off-road trail from Blackcomb Way to Phoenix Dr. and on to Jack Ass Mt.
  • Off-road trail from Kekuli Bay Provincial Park (Kal Crystal Waters Trail & Rail Trail) to Predator Ridge.
  • Completion of the Grey Canal Trail from Adventure Bay to Noble Canyon.