Lavington Centennial Park (Google Maps Image)

Lavington Centennial Park (Google Maps Image)

Lavington park improvements considered

Coldstream considers options for upgrades

Upgrade options to Lavington Centennial Park are in play.

Coldstream was looking at removing the paved basketball court and replacing it with grass, but plans have been put off in order to determine what other options the space could be used for.

“We don’t need more grass,” said Coun. Doug Dirk of the approximately 10 acres of park. “There’s no shortage of grass there.”

The aged and worn cement pad has been identified as a liability, but Dirk says the court isn’t used much so district staff could just remove the basketball hoop.

Requests have also been made to replace the pad with sand for a new volleyball court.

“You could stick four volleyball courts on there or you could do two and a half court (basketball) or you could put four pickleball courts on that pad.”

There is also the fact that the washroom facility is a greater need and of greater usage, said Dirk.

“Lavington Park is widely used by the whole community,” he said, noting the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club busses kids out in the summer for the pool. “There’s people from Lumby, people from Vernon all coming to skate and play at it.”

Plans have been put on hold for now as further input from the Lavington Community Association is sought to determine the best use of funds.