Community and Recreation Services

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Community and Recreation Services provides a variety of programs and services throughout the region, as well as supporting community groups delivering RDOS initiatives. This includes

  • Emergency planning, response and recovery
  • Regional parks, trails and leisure services
  • Community facilities such as halls, swimming pools, playgrounds, ball fields and sport courts
  • Rural projects
  • Transit

On this page you will find information about current projects and initiatives. Scroll through to learn about what's happening in your community and join the conversation.

Current Projects:

Parks and Recreation Community Surveys are now open!

Select your community or Electoral Area and provide your feedback. Survey responses are used to help shape the 2023 parks and recreation budget.

The abundance of natural spaces, parks and trails together with the wide range of recreation services, facilities and amenities are part of the foundation of what makes the Regional District such a desirable place to live, work and visit.

This survey provides an opportunity for the RDOS to gauge sentiments and track feedback regarding Parks and Recreation services and amenities specific to your Electoral Area. Your responses and feedback are an important step in creating a 2023 draft budget.

Each year we review our services in the Electoral areas to make sure ratepayers have an influence on the types and levels of service the Regional District provides. From increased cleaning of park washrooms, servicing sports courts, and faster response times to maintenance requests for public spaces, to more volunteer opportunities, rec programs, one-time pop-up events, and partnerships that result in more opportunities for communities and support for special events. In addition to reviewing the service levels, we are also looking to better forecast what we maintain and build for each community according to needs and trends. Help us shape your communities future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.

Take the survey by Friday, August 5, 2022 and help us shape your community’s future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities. by Friday, August 5, 2022 and help us shape your community’s future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.

Community and Recreation Services provides a variety of programs and services throughout the region, as well as supporting community groups delivering RDOS initiatives. This includes

  • Emergency planning, response and recovery
  • Regional parks, trails and leisure services
  • Community facilities such as halls, swimming pools, playgrounds, ball fields and sport courts
  • Rural projects
  • Transit

On this page you will find information about current projects and initiatives. Scroll through to learn about what's happening in your community and join the conversation.

Current Projects:

Parks and Recreation Community Surveys are now open!

Select your community or Electoral Area and provide your feedback. Survey responses are used to help shape the 2023 parks and recreation budget.

The abundance of natural spaces, parks and trails together with the wide range of recreation services, facilities and amenities are part of the foundation of what makes the Regional District such a desirable place to live, work and visit.

This survey provides an opportunity for the RDOS to gauge sentiments and track feedback regarding Parks and Recreation services and amenities specific to your Electoral Area. Your responses and feedback are an important step in creating a 2023 draft budget.

Each year we review our services in the Electoral areas to make sure ratepayers have an influence on the types and levels of service the Regional District provides. From increased cleaning of park washrooms, servicing sports courts, and faster response times to maintenance requests for public spaces, to more volunteer opportunities, rec programs, one-time pop-up events, and partnerships that result in more opportunities for communities and support for special events. In addition to reviewing the service levels, we are also looking to better forecast what we maintain and build for each community according to needs and trends. Help us shape your communities future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.

Take the survey by Friday, August 5, 2022 and help us shape your community’s future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities. by Friday, August 5, 2022 and help us shape your community’s future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.

  • Complete this survey if you live in Electoral Area B, G and Keremeos (Cawston, Rural Keremeos, Hedley, or Olalla).

    The abundance of natural spaces, parks and trails together with the wide range of recreation services, facilities and amenities are part of the foundation of what makes the Regional District such a desirable place to live, work and visit. 

    This survey provides an opportunity for the RDOS to gauge sentiments and track feedback regarding Parks and Recreation services and amenities specific to your Electoral Area. Your responses and feedback are an important step in creating a 2023 draft budget. 

    Each year we review our services in the Electoral areas to make sure tax payers have an influence on the types and levels of service the Regional District provides. From increased cleaning of park washrooms, servicing sports courts, and faster response times to maintenance requests for public spaces, to more volunteer opportunities, rec programs, one-time pop-up events, and partnerships that result in more opportunities for communities and support for special events. In addition to reviewing the service levels, we are also looking to better forecast what we maintain and build for each community according to needs and trends. Help us shape your communities future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.


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  • Complete this survey if you live in Okanagan Falls, Vaseux Lake, Upper Carmi, or Skaha East neighbourhoods.

    The abundance of natural spaces, parks and trails together with the wide range of recreation services, facilities and amenities are part of the foundation of what makes the Regional District such a desirable place to live, work and visit. 

    This survey provides an opportunity for the RDOS to gauge sentiments and track feedback regarding Parks and Recreation services and amenities specific to your Electoral Area. Your responses and feedback are an important step in creating a 2023 draft budget. 

    Each year we review our services in the Electoral areas to make sure tax payers have an influence on the types and levels of service the Regional District provides. From increased cleaning of park washrooms, servicing sports courts, and faster response times to maintenance requests for public spaces, to more volunteer opportunities, rec programs, one-time pop-up events, and partnerships that result in more opportunities for communities and support for special events. In addition to reviewing the service levels, we are also looking to better forecast what we maintain and build for each community according to needs and trends. Help us shape your communities future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.


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  • Click on this survey if you live in Naramata and surrounding areas.

    The abundance of natural spaces, parks and trails together with the wide range of recreation services, facilities and amenities are part of the foundation of what makes the Regional District such a desirable place to live, work and visit. 

    This survey provides an opportunity for the RDOS to gauge sentiments and track feedback regarding Parks and Recreation services and amenities specific to your Electoral Area. Your responses and feedback are an important step in creating a 2023 draft budget. 

    Each year we review our services in the Electoral areas to make sure tax payers have an influence on the types and levels of service the Regional District provides. From increased cleaning of park washrooms, servicing sports courts, and faster response times to maintenance requests for public spaces, to more volunteer opportunities, rec programs, one-time pop-up events, and partnerships that result in more opportunities for communities and support for special events. In addition to reviewing the service levels, we are also looking to better forecast what we maintain and build for each community according to needs and trends. Help us shape your communities future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.


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  • Take this survey if you live in Rural Summerland, Faulder, Meadow Valley, Greater West Bench, or Okanagan Lake West.

    The abundance of natural spaces, parks and trails together with the wide range of recreation services, facilities and amenities are part of the foundation of what makes the Regional District such a desirable place to live, work and visit. 

    This survey provides an opportunity for the RDOS to gauge sentiments and track feedback regarding Parks and Recreation services and amenities specific to your Electoral Area. Your responses and feedback are an important step in creating a 2023 draft budget. 

    Each year we review our services in the Electoral areas to make sure tax payers have an influence on the types and levels of service the Regional District provides. From increased cleaning of park washrooms, servicing sports courts, and faster response times to maintenance requests for public spaces, to more volunteer opportunities, rec programs, one-time pop-up events, and partnerships that result in more opportunities for communities and support for special events. In addition to reviewing the service levels, we are also looking to better forecast what we maintain and build for each community according to needs and trends. Help us shape your communities future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.


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  • Complete this survey if you live in Rural Skaha West, Kaleden, Apex areas.

    The abundance of natural spaces, parks and trails together with the wide range of recreation services, facilities and amenities are part of the foundation of what makes the Regional District such a desirable place to live, work and visit. 

    This survey provides an opportunity for the RDOS to gauge sentiments and track feedback regarding Parks and Recreation services and amenities specific to your Electoral Area. Your responses and feedback are an important step in creating a 2023 draft budget. 

    Each year we review our services in the Electoral areas to make sure tax payers have an influence on the types and levels of service the Regional District provides. From increased cleaning of park washrooms, servicing sports courts, and faster response times to maintenance requests for public spaces, to more volunteer opportunities, rec programs, one-time pop-up events, and partnerships that result in more opportunities for communities and support for special events. In addition to reviewing the service levels, we are also looking to better forecast what we maintain and build for each community according to needs and trends. Help us shape your communities future for Parks and Recreation as we strive for Healthy Individuals and Healthy Communities.


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    ABOUT THE PARK:

    Mariposa Park is located in a gully at the south end of Vedette Drive on the West Bench near Penticton, BC. It is a beautiful location and home of the famous West Bench Easter Egg Hunt. 

    Amenities that are currently found at Mariposa Park include: 

    • Grassy area
    • Shade trees
    • Playground equipment
    • Tennis court
    • Washrooms 
    • Toboggan hills 
    • Parking
    • Cricket pitch

    PROJECT GOALS:

    Like any community park, the development of Mariposa Park must balance a number of objectives: 

    • Respect the cultural history of the site
    • Enhance passive and active recreational uses to meet the needs of both current and future users
    • Prioritize local residents
    • Improve Mariposa Park's capacity for flexible spaces so the park can be used efficiently and adapt to changing needs
    • Enhance park accessibility to ensure all members of the community are able to enjoy the space
    • Maintain and enhance connections throughout the park to align with RDOS prioritization of active transportation throughout the Greater West Bench community.

    QUESTIONNAIRE: 

    In order to understand how Mariposa Park could change over the next five years, the RDOS community services team wants to know what you think!

    By answering this questionnaire, you will help the RDOS plan for the future of this park based on community needs, and what the priorities for implementation should be. 

    Thank you for taking the time to help us plan Mariposa Park!

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    The RDOS plans maintenance and capital projects over a five-year planning cycle, with the ability to revisit priorities each year. In addition to capital projects, the RDOS often has enhancement programs. 

    This survey provides an opportunity for the RDOS to gauge sentiments and track feedback regarding Parks and Recreation services and amenities specific to your Electoral Area. Your responses and feedback are an important step in creating a draft budget. Some of the responses to the questions outlined in this survey may impact the final budget and taxation required, due to the need for increased staffing, services or capital funds.

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