Kelowna city council has unanimously approved a floating water park in City Park.
The inflatable water park will be located on Okanagan Lake off of Cold Sands Beach.
“Kelowna likes to be dynamic especially in the summer when people want to come here and when you can create an amenity that appeals to the public at no risk or cost to the taxpayer then you have to consider that,” says Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray.
The 30 by 40 metre park will feature inflatable slides, towers and trampolines. It will be operated by Kelowna Wibit-a company that specializes in water sport activities and owns boat rental companies in the South Okanagan.
Users will pay about twenty five dollars for a day a pass at the new water park and everyone will be required to wear life jackets.
The city of Kelowna has approved the park on a three year basis with an opportunity to extend the contract for another two years after that. The city could benefit in 50-thousand dollars in licensing fees over the 5 year period.
The aqua park is expected to be up and running this July long weekend.
The same owners are also awaiting approval from Penticton City council to build a water park in the Peach city as well.