Discovery Park is located at Skaha Lake south of the tennis courts on Parkview St.
Alongside various project partners and the South Okanagan Children's Charity, the City of Penticton opened its first natural playground, Discovery Park, at Skaha Lake Park in May 2014.
Discovery Park at Skaha Lake is in line with the “natural playground” movement, which incorporates elements you would find in nature into play equipment. This encourages children to move and use their imagination, fostering physical, cognitive and emotional development.
Features and Amenities:
- Boulders sourced from local rock quarries, combined with ropes to create climbing features.
- Balancing logs were built from trees that died as a result of pine beetle.
- Musical instruments
- Earth berm slides
- Playhouse and swings
- Interactive water feature to educate and remind children that water is a valuable and limited resource.