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.
When park users arrive, they will find a variety of play "equipment":
- Boulders sourced from local rock quarries, combined with ropes to create climbing features.
- Musical instruments
- Earth berm slides
- Playhouse and swings
- Interactive water feature to educate and remind children that water is a valuable and limited resource.
The City of Penticton contributed $30,000 to the project cost, and partnerships cultivated by the South Okanagan Children's Charity exceeded $70,000. Discovery Park at Skaha Lake was the South Okanagan Children's Charity's seventh Miracle Fund project.