We stopped here on a road trip to California and it was a great place to get some wiggles out and use the restroom. The bathroom is clean the play structures are large and new and there is a view of the river behind the park.
Families who want to go on a bike ride would find this a great place to start with access to a large biking walking running path. There are large fields for soccer and large trees for shade
My son enjoyed the movie props of his new favorite movies, Indiana Jones. We spent a bit of time looking at the movie props before we moved on to the actual museum.
My 8 1/2 year old son enjoys all kinds of vehicles and he thoroughly enjoyed the Curtiss Museum. We were excited to see bikes and motorcycles that we have seen while watching American Pickers in person. He enjoyed experimenting with the plane that children can use to see how the old planes were steered and flew. We also enjoyed the many planes that are on display, not believing some could get off the ground, but seeing film that they did was spectacular.
My son's favorite part was at the end and the miniature planes that were carved by hand by a veteran. He spent a lot of time looking at them in amazement and wonder.
As a family we enjoyed the hour long movie of Glenn Curtiss and his life. It was an educational opportunity that we all enjoyed, not only learning about local history, but about the Wright Brothers and Curtiss.
My son was asking if we could come back to visit again as we left after spending several hours there. If you or your children enjoy history on bicycles, motorcycles, and/or planes, they will likely enjoy this museum.
As my family strolled through the Gaslamp looking for dinner options, this place stood out for numerous reasons --- for my husband, it was the big screen TVs offering an opportunity to watch football, for my son it was the numerous mac and cheese options (chili, smokey, the staple --- you can even choose your own cheese!), and my daughter's mouth watered (as it often does) over the selection of gourmet burgers. There was something for everyone --- sounds great, right? I wish!
It was a holiday week the night we stopped in --- the week between Christmas and New Years --- and yet the place wasn't totally packed, perhaps about 3/4 full. The first sign that the staff was drowning came when it took 30 minutes just to get drinks. The second sign came when the food took over an hour. The third was when the table adjacent to us, a group seated after us got their food well before we did.
There were long periods of time when our server disappeared. In fact, I had to actually go looking for her once the kids started complaining about wanting to finally eat. I found her at the receiving end of complaints from another patron who felt his family had been waiting too long. She took note of my unhappiness as well and sent me back to my seat where my family waited a bit longer.
When another table seated after we were received their dinner, I flagged down the server and asked what was going on. This one brushed me off and when I called her on it, she snapped at me and said that she'd been there since 8AM (our encounter was at about 7:30PM). I have empathy, a long workday is tiring but you still have to be nice to the clientele and I told her that.
Eventually our food came. While it was good, it was obvious it had been sitting for a little while. My son's Mac and Cheese even had some cold spots in it.
Our server felt so badly about our experience, she comped our dinner. As we finished up she did so for other tables near us as well. Apparently a lot of free food was being given away that night, As we left, folks at another table told us their food had been comped due to bad service as well.
Give this place some time before you visit --- apparently it has only been ope a month. I'm hoping its shortcomings are simply kinks that will be worked out.
This is our choice for local hill (Silverstar is equal distance away).
We have had great experiences at the ski school for our daughter and some friend that came to stay as well. Great varied terrain, something for everyone off of every chair (except maybe Cliff and Gem).
Big white can experience white conditions so be prepared for that!
A great starting point for your Kelowna visit. This park has lots pf green space and several beaches, as well as a playground, spray park, and food trucks.
The beaches can get busy so go early for a great spot!
Weekend afternoons the park space is filled with families having picnics and gathering, its really fun to see all the different things people are eating and doing!
In the evenings the park is a popular place for some of the homeless community to camp out so if it is something you (or your children) are not used to seeing it can be kind of shocking.