Soccer, pickleball, softball, fenced dog park all kicked off for Peachland Park | infonews

Turner Park

Image Credit: Peachland District

June 12, 2022 – 5:33 pm

Plans for Peachland’s newly acquired public park include a full-size soccer field, softball field, pickleball, off-leash dog park and more.

Turner Park was acquired by the District of Peachland from a private company after residents created a petition, urging the city to use it as park space, in 2021.

“Peachland does not have community baseball or soccer teams for its children. Over 250 young Peachland children ages 4-6 have learned to play baseball and football at the Peachland Community Center over the past 5 years,” according to a report to be presented to Peachland Council on Tuesday, June 14.

The long-range plan for the park includes a fenced-in dog park, playground, two pickleball courts, half-size basketball court, and trail connections in addition to a softball field, field football pitches, a place that can be reserved for weddings, a playground and even a short winter toboggan run.

One of the suggested concept plans for Turner <a class=Park.” style=”max-width:100%” />

One of the suggested concept plans for Turner Park.

Image Credit: Peachland District

The 5.5-acre property is one of the few remaining undeveloped properties capable of accommodating sports fields and other park amenities, according to the report.

A number of existing features are currently in place at the park, including baseball/softball backstops, grass sports field, basketball court, public restrooms, toboggan run, and perimeter fencing. Some of the elements, including the sports field, need repairs to ensure the safety of public recreation and sports. As such, the park is currently designated as an “undeveloped field”, according to the report.

In the conceptual design, existing trees will also remain, and new trees will be strategically placed to create ample opportunity for shaded public seating areas while protecting lake views.

If council approves the recommended park concept, the city administration will investigate costs and potential improvements in 2022/2022 to support future softball and soccer league operations.


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