Parks and Rec office getting major facelift

Parks and Rec office getting major facelift

A veterinarian says not to worry about your pet contracting COVID-19 in the Okanagan. (File photo by Richard McGuire)

 If you haven’t heard, the Oliver Parks and Recreation office is undergoing major renovations.

The Community Hall was built in 1976 and for decades the administration office was a working space for one to two employees. The capacity of the organization has significantly increased over the past 20 years. There are currently four full time employees, two part-time/relief employees and a contract bookkeeper trying to fulfill their job duties and provide customer service out of the same footprint.

The administration office is the location where all programming, event planning, registration, reservations, accounting, human resources and grant writing take place.

While the size of the office will not increase, the space will be reconfigured to provide an accessible entrance and customer service area. In addition, it will improve customer service capacity, increase productivity of employees, and address issues associated with an aging building such as energy loss, heating/cooling, electrical and data needs. 

The target date for completion of the renovations is Oct. 31.

For the duration of the renovation period, the office and all of its functions will be relocated next door to the Oliver pool building. The administration office hours will continue as normal, Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30pm. 

For information about Oliver Parks and Recreation programs and events, call 250-498-4985 or visit