Polson Park Entrance Arch - Vernon, BCA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 50° 15.642 W 119° 16.316
11U E 338067 N 5570086
Quick Description: On the south end of downtown Vernon, Polson Park is flanked by the two major highways in the area, Highway 97 on the west and Highway 6 on the east.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 2/19/2015 8:14:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMNDBR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Polson Park's main entrance is graced with this large steel archway standing atop a pair of brick pillars. The entance is at the north end of the park, off 25th Avdenue.

The largest and probably the oldest park in the city, Polson Park has lots to offer, including lawn bowling and mega chess. There is lots of manicured lawn, many large and mature trees for shade and several gardens sprinkled about. As well, the Vernon Science Centre is part of the park.

Polson Park

Polson Park is located near the heart of Vernon, adjacent to Highway 97 and Highway 6. The park was established in 1908 when Samuel Polson donated a large parcel of land to the city. Located in the park is the Lawn Bowling Club, the Interior Space and Science Centre, the Arts Council and Vernon Heritage Hall.

Polson Park is probably best known for the Floral Clock that was installed in 1958. The date is changed daily and it provides a great photo with its colourful background. Further into the park you will find the Japanese Garden, which was donated by the Japanese Community and the Chinese Pagoda, which was donated by the Chinese Community. Both were constructed in 1967 as Centennial Projects. The Rose Garden, a perennial favourite and also a Centennial project, is located in the south east of the park. Specific areas of the park can be reserved for your special event such as weddings, social gatherings and concerts. Call 250-545-6035 to book. There are two ponds in the park which support an abundance of waterfowl.

Polson Park offers lots to do and see for both residents and visitors to our community.

The popular features of the park are:

• Floral Clock
• Japanese Garden
• Lawn Bowling
• Duck Pond
• Skateboard Park
• Vernon Heritage Hall
• Water Spray Park (open, 10am-7pm every day, July and August)
• Soccer/Football Field
• Arts Centre
• Chinese Pagoda
• Tennis Courts
• Interior Space & Science Centre
• Running Track
• Wheelchair Access Playground

From Vernon Parks

Park

Type: Gateway

Subtype: Municipal/Regional Entrance

Location: Polson Park

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