Greater Vernon Athletics Park grand opening date announced

The date for the grand opening of the Greater Vernon Athletics Park has been announced, and it is Saturday, Sept. 26

The date for the grand opening of the Greater Vernon Athletics Park has been announced.

The community is invited to mark their calendars for this special event that will take place at the park, located adjacent to Okanagan College on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The full‐day of activities will feature active demonstrations and use of the park including the track and artificial turf field, and the throwing and jumping areas by user‐groups. Information booths and entertainment will also be part of the grand opening day, and the public will be invited to tour the facilities, participate in activities, and learn about or register for recreational activities and organizations.

“The grand opening will be an excellent opportunity for the community to come and see the potential of this first‐class facility,” said Regional District of North Okanagan director Bob Fleming.

“We plan to showcase the variety of uses for the park, such as a walking track, practise facility, organized games, championship matches, and even special community events.”

A schedule of events for the grand opening will be published closer to the event day in late September, once all participants are confirmed.

A soft opening of the track and artificial field is anticipated later this month, which will give the public an opportunity to come “try the track” prior to the grand opening.

See Sunday’s Morning Star for more details on the Sept. 26 opening.