New Park in the City Centre Neighbourhood!

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We are developing a new park in the City Centre neighbourhood and would like your input!

The site, the former home of the Civic Arena, will again become a gathering place for the community. The park design will reflect the uniqueness of Vernon and be an all-season destination that will meet the needs of visitors of all ages and abilities. Users of the recently completed 29th & 30th Street Transportation Corridor will be able to stop here for a break in the shade, while the park will provide needed greenspace to the surrounding neighbourhood.

Scroll down to find out how you can give us feedback on the new design concept!


What we heard

In Summer 2020, we conducted a survey to ask you what was important about a new park. Nearly 1000 people responded, and the results tell us that the public is most interested in this park being a place that:

  • family, friends and neighbours can picnic, relax and socialize;
  • people of all generations can participate in activities like reading, napping and playing in comfortable, safe and lit spaces;
  • provides outdoor green space with places to sit amongst shade and trees; and
  • creates a variety of opportunities for small community activities.

The design concept for the new City Centre Park was developed and informed in response to the input received from the public.


How to have your say

Step 1: You can explore the design concept for the new City Centre Park by:

  • watching the short narrated video
  • reviewing the design concept document with photos and descriptions

These are all available via the links on the right side of your screen.

Step 2: If you have specific questions that you would like to ask us about the design concept, please ask them using the "Q&A' link that is just below.

Step 3: Give us your feedback by completing the short survey below to tell us specifically what you think about the new City Centre Park design.

We are developing a new park in the City Centre neighbourhood and would like your input!

The site, the former home of the Civic Arena, will again become a gathering place for the community. The park design will reflect the uniqueness of Vernon and be an all-season destination that will meet the needs of visitors of all ages and abilities. Users of the recently completed 29th & 30th Street Transportation Corridor will be able to stop here for a break in the shade, while the park will provide needed greenspace to the surrounding neighbourhood.

Scroll down to find out how you can give us feedback on the new design concept!


What we heard

In Summer 2020, we conducted a survey to ask you what was important about a new park. Nearly 1000 people responded, and the results tell us that the public is most interested in this park being a place that:

  • family, friends and neighbours can picnic, relax and socialize;
  • people of all generations can participate in activities like reading, napping and playing in comfortable, safe and lit spaces;
  • provides outdoor green space with places to sit amongst shade and trees; and
  • creates a variety of opportunities for small community activities.

The design concept for the new City Centre Park was developed and informed in response to the input received from the public.


How to have your say

Step 1: You can explore the design concept for the new City Centre Park by:

  • watching the short narrated video
  • reviewing the design concept document with photos and descriptions

These are all available via the links on the right side of your screen.

Step 2: If you have specific questions that you would like to ask us about the design concept, please ask them using the "Q&A' link that is just below.

Step 3: Give us your feedback by completing the short survey below to tell us specifically what you think about the new City Centre Park design.