Explore a hidden gem this spring

Thanks to the City of Kelowna, for a few recommendation for these City Parks hidden gems.

Turtle watching? Visit Chichester Wetland Park. This hidden gem is situated within the heart of the Rutland Community and is a great example of a small remnant wetland. This park includes a stretch of path that encircles a central pond landscape — home to painted turtles The park is home to many species of breeding and migratory birds.

The park can be accessed off of Chichester Court or Sumac Road West at 250 Sumac Rd West in Rutland.

Looking for an urban oasis? Knowles Heritage Park never disappoints. With lush flower beds and roses creeping over the pergola, a palette of colours will soon revive your spirt. The park is located next to the historic Knowles House, built in 1908 and named after the Knowles family. James Bacon Knowles was a civic leader and community builder and established the first jewelry store in Kelowna on Bernard Avenue. the park spans Ethen Street between Lawrence Avenue and Bernard Avenue.

Didn’t get your stair climbs in today? How about 300 stairs? Head to Black Mountain at 1035 Stockley Street. Enjoy a beautiful lookout of the valley and go for a walk on the looped trail at the top to get 360-degree views.