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Things to Do

Parks & Playgrounds

When the kids and pups are getting stir crazy it’s time to hit the park. Luckily, Vernon is home to a multitude of lovely parks and playgrounds with modern amenities.

There's no better place to stay and play

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From fully-featured playgrounds to ball fields and dog parks, Vernon knows how to create places to play. 

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Our town is proud of its shared spaces and family-friendly amenities.

Favourite local park outings

Creekside Park in Coldstream

A sporty family’s favourite, Creekside has mini soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a lacrosse box, skate park, playground, and more.

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Civic Park

The best new playground in Vernon, come explore the modern hot air balloon-themed playground and convenient picnic area.

Lakeview Park

A fantastic family park, Lakeview is home to a free outdoor wading pool, baseball fields, and a playground.

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Paddlewheel Park

Just next to the beach and picnic areas, Paddlewheel has a great playground, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, a boat launch, swimming area, and more.

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Polson Park

Vernon’s most popular park, Polson Park is home to a large playground, skate park, the Okanagan Science Centre, the Vernon Community Arts Centre and many picturesque settings. From May through September you can catch the Polson Artisan Night market on Friday evenings from 4-8pm.

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Cool off at the waterpark

Splashdown Vernon is the best spot to cool off and catch some big waterslide thrills on a hot day in our sunny valley. Choose from refreshing pool lounging, relaxing hot tub time, and exciting slides ranging from kiddie-friendly to speed-demon, adrenaline-rushing plunges. We recommend getting your tickets ahead of time.

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Dog parks & Fido-friendly trails

We love your fuzzy family members as much as you do. Around Vernon you’ll find accommodations, trails, and parks that all welcome your four-legged sidekick with open arms and wagging tails.

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