Open space parks form the largest area within the City's park system, their function is the preservation of undeveloped land in urban areas.
There are 26 open space parks, the largest and most popular being Kenna Cartwright and Peterson Creek Parks. Peterson Creek Park is 71 hectares (175 acres) while Kenna Cartwright Park, the largest municipal park in B.C., is 690 hectares (1705 acres).
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Albert McGowan Park
Kamloops is known as Canada's Tournament Capital and this park offers an ideal place to watch a good ball game. This award winning park includes ball diamonds, playground, pond and a community centre. There is also a Water Spray Park, washrooms - change rooms and a fresh water fountain is available.
» Albert McGowan Park Map
This stadium is the perfect venue to host or watch softball tournaments. Complete with dugouts, announcer's booth, bleachers, concession, and lights for night games as well as tennis. Located at the foot of 10th Avenue and River Street.
» Exhibition and Pioneer Park Map
Kenna Cartwright Park
A Hiker's Paradise, this park offers an extensive network of gentle nature trails for hiking or cycling with panoramic views of the city, the Thompson Valley, Kamloops Lake and the convergence of the North and South Thompson Rivers.
McArthur Island Park
Located on the north bank of the Thompson River, McArthur Island Park is a must visit for the active tourist. Golf, soccer, football, baseball, cricket, tennis games can be enjoyed as you stroll around the perimiter of the park on the paved trail.
Located on the North Shore at 501 McDonald Avenue, this neighbourhood park features a small bandshell and hosts their own limited 'Music in the Park' entertainment throughout the summer. There is a water spray park for the kids, washrooms and a fresh water fountain. Bring a lunch and enjoy an afternoon in one of the city's oldest and grandest park.
» McDonald Park Map
Peterson Creek Park
This is a great family hiking and picnicking area located just off Columbia Street, near 6th Avenue. (Watch for signs to the park) There are plenty of grassy areas, picnic tables, barbecues and great hiking trails leading to the caves and the falls.
Prince Charles Park
A quality family park located at 11th avenue and Columbia street, minutes from downtown. The park offers a wheelchair accessible playground and a wading pool.
» Prince Charles Park Map
Riverside Park / Centennial Water Park
Located on the banks of the Thompson River next to the Interior Savings Centre and just minutes from downtown. Enjoy a picnic, stroll along the beach, or go for a swim. Bring the kids to the Variety Kids Centennial Water Park, enjoy lawn bowling and stay for "Music in the Park" held nightly throughout the summer at the Bandshell.
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