City wants your opinion as to the future look of a new recreation facility – Kelowna News

Input for new rec centre

What are your priorities for a new recreation facility?

That’s a question Kelowna city hall wants you to answer.

The city is looking for feedback from the public on what should be included within the facility that will eventually replace the 50-year-old Parkinson Rec Centre.

Feedback can be shared online, or at two public open houses Thursday, June 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 at the Parkinson Rec Centre and Monday, June 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Apple Bowl.

“The Parkinson Rec Centre has been at the heart of the community for five decades, and it’s time for us to imagine what the next 50 years has in store,” the city stated in a news release.

The city says it has determined redeveloping the rec centre site is a better long-term investment than renovating and expanding the existing site.

“PRC is in an ideal, central location close to many alternative transportation corridors and bus routes, and adjacent to Mill Creek,” says parks and buildings planning manager Robert Parlane.

“It creates exciting opportunities to have the new recreation centre, sports fields, the existing Apple Bowl and a future school in close proximity to one another.”