OUR FAVOURITE VERNON PLAYGROUNDS

There are so many amazing parks and playgrounds in Vernon, but it’s hard to know which ones are best for your family. Do you need open green space, or an accessible play structure? Beach access, or washrooms?

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite playgrounds in Vernon, including why we love them and what you can expect when you get there! Now, go have fun!

POLSON PARK, Downtown

Gorgeous heritage park downtown. And ducks!

Amenities: Beach βœ– | Bathrooms βœ” | Shaded grassy area βœ” | Splash park βœ” | Picnic tables (covered) βœ”
Ground: Sand and wood chips

+ Why we love it

This beautiful, mature park is centrally located, and has lots to do. There's a splash park, duck pond, playground, skateboard park, tennis and football fields, washrooms, large trees for shady picnics, a Japanese garden, baordwalk through the trees, and more. We love that the playground is accessible, and suitable for children with limited mobility. It's also walking distance to Diner on Six, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, A&W, Earl's, Wrapzone and Booster Juice.

+ Parking

Parking lot spots are generally easy to find inside the park as long as there are no events happening. To park closest to the playground and splash pad, head to the south end of the soccer field. FREE

+ Address

2600 Hwy 6 (see map below in red)


KIN BEACH, Okanagan Landing

Playground with a beach? Yes please!

Amenities: Beach βœ” | Bathrooms βœ” | Shaded grassy area βœ” | Splash park βœ– | Picnic tables (covered) βœ”
Ground: Wood Chips

+ Why we love it

Sand or grass, there is lots of space and lots of shade. Tote your portable bbq to gill up lunch or dinner! Covered picnic tables are limited so bring your own blanket, chairs or folding table. Public beach park includes play equipment and sand volleyball courts. Pack water and snacks, there is a seasonal concession that is open sometimes but otherwise there are no stores in walking distance.

+ Parking

Lots of parking along the perimeter FREE

+ Address

7248 Tronson Road (see map below in orange)


LAKEVIEW PARK, East Hill

Outdoor wading pool and playground!

Amenities: Beach βœ– | Bathrooms βœ” | Shaded grassy area βœ” | Splash park Wading pool βœ” | Picnic tables (covered) βœ”
Ground: Wood chips

+ Why we love it

Fun playground with lots of grass for running around, as well as covered picnic tables. Bonus: Vernon's Peanut Pool (a free wading pool) is adjacent to the playground, and includes an Unplug & Play toy box. Washrooms and changing area on site. This is an awesome place to spend the afternoon with kiddos. There are two shops nearby: Lakeview Store across 32nd Ave which is a small general store and East Hill Eatery 3 blocks away with awesome food and drinks.

+ Parking

Ample street parking right beside the playground. FREE.

+ Address

3001 18th Street (see map below in yellow)


COLDSTREAM PARK, Coldstream

Shady park off the beaten path

Amenities: Beach βœ– | Bathrooms βœ” | Shaded grassy area βœ” | Splash park βœ– | Picnic tables (covered) βœ”
Ground: TBD

+ Why we love it

Tucked away in the trees and along the creek, this is a great spot to escape and hang out in the shade. Bring your portable bbq and grill up some dinner under the shaded picnic shelter! The salmon run through here around Thanksgiving. There are also horseshoe Pitches and softball diamonds. Bring your own snacks, as food isn't within walking distance.

+ Parking

Inside the park. FREE.

+ Address

10100 Kalamalka Rd (see map below, in purple)


KIRKLAND BEACH, Coldstream

Beach-side park that flies under the radar

Amenities: Beach βœ” | Bathrooms βœ”| Shaded grassy area βœ” | Splash park βœ– | Picnic tables βœ”
Ground: Sand

+ Why we love it

Small neighbourhood park with beach access. Awesome place to hang out on a summer day after grabbing ice cream from the Rail Trail Cafe or lunch from Alexander's Pub (close by but not walking distance).

+ Parking

On the street. FREE.

+ Address

7914 Kirkland Drive (see map below in purple)


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