Get outdoors and explore Penticton’s natural beauty. From scaling Munson Mountain to splashing in water parks or swinging at a playground, here’s a breakdown of our parks and gardens.
Discovery Park features a natural playground near the beach at Skaha Lake Park. You'll find boulders for climbing, logs for balancing, swings and an interactive water feature, to list a few highlights.
For the full list of features and amenities, visit our Discovery Park page.
At Skaha Lake, south of the tennis courts on Parkview Street, Penticton
For live performances and outdoor festivals, head to Gyro Park near Okanagan Lake. This 1.6-acre park is filled with the sounds of music during summer as entertainers take to the outdoor stage.
55 Main Street (at Lakeshore Drive), near Okanagan Lake, Penticton
Located across from Okanagan Beach, Lakawanna Park is a popular spot during the summer months. It’s a quaint spot with water spray features, a swing set and fenced adventure playground for children aged five to 12.
You’ll also find shaded areas, benches, picnic tables and lake views. Pack a picnic and relax as the kids cool off in the spray features, which operate 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from May long weekend until late September.
For the full list of park features and amenities, visit our Lakawanna Park page.
796 Lakeshore Drive (at the corner of Power Street, across from Okanagan Beach), Penticton
Marina Way Park cradles the Okanagan Lake waterfront, with a small sandy beach that’s ideal for swimming, with shallow water entry.
The four-acre park is also home to the Xeriscape demonstration garden, picnic areas and a walking trail. While in the area, also take a walk next door to Penticton-Ikeda Japanese Gardens. For the full list of park features and amenities, visit our Marina Park Way page.
Along Marina Way, east of Penticton Art Gallery, on Okanagan Lake
Famous for its iconic PENTICTON sign, Munson Mountain is a favourite hike known for its breathtaking scenery and photo opportunities.
Start from the parking lot at the base of the mountain and follow the trail to the summit, which offers panoramic views above Penticton, Okanagan Lake and beyond. The trail is short – approximately 1 km round trip – and is suitable for all ages.
To learn more about the park's history, features and amenities, visit our Munson Mountain page.
The access road to Munson Mountain is located off Middle Bench Road North. Turn onto Munson Mountain Road to access the parking area.
Nestled on the shores of the stunning Okanagan Lake, this 4.5-acre park is a mecca for beachgoers, boaters and adventurers.
Take a swim at the beach, play in the sand or kick back for a picnic. Located near the downtown core, Okanagan Lake Park hosts a variety of festivals and events from May through October each year.
On Lakeshore Drive, just east of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton
The bowl at Penticton’s Youth Park at Riverside Park has attracted pro skaters from all over.
This 30,000-square-foot skateboard and BMX park features variety of obstacles and terrain, including street features, ramps, stairs, rails and curbs, plus covered spectator seating. Helmets are mandatory.
135 Riverside Dr., Penticton
Note: Penticton is home to two skateparks. The Warren Avenue Skatepark is a smaller, neighbourhood park at 202 Warren Avenue, which features a bowl, tabletop, ramps and quarter pipes.
For more information about both skate parks, visit our Penticton Youth Park page.
Famous for the giant ‘Peach’ concession, kick back at Rotary Park and enjoy the spectacular views across Okanagan Lake.
This park features a great grassy park for picnics, and in summer, is often the site of various special events. It’s also a popular spot for water sports, whether it’s paddle boarding or boating.
Lakeshore Drive W (at Martin St.), on the waterfront of Okanagan Lake, Penticton
Named one of Canada’s top beaches, according to Chatelaine magazine, Skaha Lake Park offers outdoor fun for everyone. It’s a prime spot for playing in the sand or swimming in the warm waters of Skaha Lake.
This 21-acre park offers a variety of year-round recreational opportunities, from playgrounds and ball courts and a splash park for the kids.
Take a walk along the promenade to scope out the views across the lake. Fire pits are also available for use, with limitations.
Following the conclusion of community engagement and public discussions that began in 2019 and finished in early 2021, Penticton City Council approved a long-term plan for the east side of Skaha Lake Park. Review the one page overview and read the final plan.
At Skaha Lake Road and Parkview Street, Penticton
Penticton and the Okanagan are well known for producing some of the best fruits and vegetables in the country. Take a trip up Vancouver Hill and you’ll notice some of it is grown right here in town.
Visit our Community Gardens page to learn more about these gardens or for information about becoming a member.
Take a walk through the idyllic Ikeda Japanese Garden to enjoy the views, the peace and quiet, and to spot fish in the ponds. The garden is particularly at its best during April or May, when the flowering plants are in bloom.
Visit the Ikeda Japanese Garden page to learn more about the park's history.
At the Okanagan Lake waterfront, north of 199 Marina Way, Penticton
Penticton’s spectacular Rose Garden is open to the public and can also be reserved privately for special events. Take some time to take a stroll through the garden and smell the roses, perhaps read a book on a park bench or explore the gazebo.
Visit the Rose Garden page for more information.
Corner of Lakeshore Drive W and Riverside Drive, Penticton
Xeriscape refers to landscaping with water conservation in mind. The Penticton Xeriscape Demonstration Garden displays many plants indigenous to the Okanagan’s dry climate.
Be inspired by the variety of plants and learn more about how you can integrate similar landscaping into your home garden. Learn more about this garden, as well as other important xeriscape tips, on our Xeriscape Garden page.
At Marina Way Park on Marina Way, B.C., Penticton