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Parks, Recreation, Culture & Sustainability » Parks » City Parks

Riverside Park

Riverside Park ~ Centre of the city

Located on the banks of the Thompson River next to the Interior Savings Centre and just minutes from downtown. Enjoy a picnic in the picturesque park, stroll along the beach, go for a refreshing swim, bring the kids to the Variety Kids Centennial Water Park, or play a game of lawn bowling.

In 2009 the City of Kamloops installed a new integrated, accessible playground for children 2-12 years of age. The playground is an added attraction to an already impressive City park that offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Or just soak up the sun and watch the water skiers and wakeboarders do their routines. However you spend your day at Riverside, it is bound to be picture postcard perfect.

Rotary Bandshell / Music in the Park

Drop by later in the day for "Music in the Park" which features different bands and musical genres and plays all summer long, each and every evening, from 7-8:30 pm.
>> Music in the Park schedule

Peter Wing Rotary Rose Garden

Riverside Park Rose Garden was officially opened May 8, 1982. The Rose Garden was re-dedicated August 1999 and is now officially "Peter Wing Rotary Rose Garden" to honour former Kamloops Mayor Peter Wing (the first mayor in North America of Chinese descent).

A dedicated section, in Memory of Princess Diana, was created August 31, 1998 to honour the memory of Princess Diana. The garden is a focal point for wedding pictures and recently received upgrades to include a new Explorer Rose bed focusing on Canadian explorers.
Number of Rose Plants: 350-400.

Uji Feature Garden

July 1st, 1990, marked the formal Sister City Agreement between the City of Kamloops and the City of Uji, Japan. The purpose of the friendship agreement is to enhance mutual understanding between the citizens of both cities and countries through educational, cultural, sports and economics exchange.

Mayor Mel Rothenburger and Mayor Isamu Kubota reaffirmed the Sister City Agreement on its 10th Anniversary July 1st, 2000, and our two cities hope to continue this friendship for many years to come.

This is Riverside Park, in the center of the city.

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Parks Operations
955 Concordia Way
Phone 250 828 3551
email parks@kamloops.ca

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