Gyro Park Beach is one of Kelowna's most well known and favorite beaches. Located in South Kelowna, Boyce-Gyro Park is popular for the amenities it offers, it's close location to the Mission Park and Pandosy shopping areas and it's also close to nice hotels and motels in the South Kelowna city area.
Also known as Boyce-Gyro Park, the park and beach was donated to the Kelowna Gyro Club (a men's social club) in 1932, by a local Dr. Benjamin deFurlong Boyce. The Gyro Club later purchased adjacent lots to make the park bigger, and then donated the park to the city of Kelowna in 1974.
Gyro Beach Park has lots of grass and is well shaded, so you can be in the sun, or not.
If you want, you can rent paddle boats, canoes and kayaks, from Gyro Beach Watersports, or try stand up paddling on a paddle board. Pack a lunch, bring books, games, and sand toys for the kids, and make an entire day of it at Gyro Park.
There's also beach volleyball courts, a playground and picnic areas, as well as washroom facilities.
How to get there: From Highway 97 (aka Harvey Avenue within the city), follow Lakeshore Road just a block past the Mission Park Shopping Center in South Kelowna. There's a small parking lot at the south end of park. Get Google map directions here.
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