Starting Monday, April 14th for approximately three weeks, there won't be any access to Mission Creek Regional Park from the Springfield and Durnin Road intersection. Park visitors are asked to enter and exit the park via the Leckie and Springfield Road access.
The City of Kelowna advises that the Springfield Road intersection at Durnin Road will be undergoing safety and operational improvements during this period of construction.
Lane closures will be in effect for east and westbound traffic with pattern changes throughout construction. Detour routes will be posted.
Motorists can expect delays and are encouraged to plan their commute. For the purpose of public safety and quality control, traffic control personnel will be directing motorists and pedestrians through the construction site. The public’s cooperation and patience will be appreciated.
For more information about road closures and work, visit kelowna.ca/roadreport.
Features and Things To Do:
Mission Creek Regional Park has many things to offer the visitor and residents of the Central Okanagan. (Link to Park Information pamphlet)
The first stop might be at the EECO (Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan) an interpretive centre with environmental displays, trail, park and recreation information for the whole of the Central Okanagan.
Outside the doors of the EECO are the Food Forest and Compost Education Gardens, both of which are self-guiding. You can also book a Go Natural program at the gardens or your home.
The park has over 12 kilometres of hiking trails (Link to Trail Guide) with interpretive signage to help you explore the local flora and fauna. Of special interest are the birds that frequent the ponds in the park. Please don't feed them as they can find their own food!
You'll also see a splash of red from September until mid October as the Kokanee salmon make the Spawning Channel come alive. During the spawning run interpretive programs are available for the public and schools.
Each spring, watch our calendar of events for information and get youngsters ready to Go Fish. This urban fishery program is extremely popular and runs weekends in the pond off Hall Road with the generous help of the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Summerland Trout Hatchery and volunteers from the Kelowna Fish and Game Club.
Mission Creek Regional Park is 92 hectares and borders Mission Creek for 3 km. The park includes a natural area with trails, ponds, spawning channel and self-guided interpretation.
There is also a playground, a covered picnic area, adjacent washroom facilities, the Composting and Food Forest Education Gardens, and the EECO (pronounced ee-COH).
Dogs must be kept on a leash within park boundaries and owners should clean up after their pets. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails. Overnight camping, open fires and smoking are not permitted.
Bikes are permitted on the Greenway and fire road that links Hall Road to the Mission Creek Greenway. The rest of the park is dry ponderosa pine, which damages easily so please respect the no bikes signs.
The park is open during daylight hours year round and special events can be booked in the park.
Regional Parks Interpretive Programs are available by donation for school and community groups who'd like to learn about our local environment and cultural history.
Help protect park vegetation by using only designated trails. Leave only footprints and take only pictures.
Bears may be active in this park. Please be bear aware when in this park. Safety Guide to Bears in the Wild
Learn about the plans of the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative partnership
The main entrance is located at 2363 Springfield Road at the intersection of Springfield and Durnin Road. Other smaller accesses are at Springfield and Leckie or Ziprick Roads. You can also access the top of the park from Hall Road.
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