Land acquisition for future public amenities

The City of Penticton has purchased a parcel of land at 903 Vernon Ave., opening up opportunities for future public amenities.

The parcel is adjacent to City-owned land that is home to many public amenities: the South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Penticton Community Centre, Cleland Theatre, Penticton Curling Club, Visitor’s Information Centre, and the Bambino Field baseball diamond. The parcel is 1.495 acres and accessible by Westminster Avenue.

“It’s a prime location for sport fields, new or replacement facilities for aging infrastructure, parking or other public amenities. Although the future use is still to be determined, this acquisition boosts the inventory of City-owned land for opportunities that will or may arise in future,” said Mayor Andrew Jakubeit.