Parks & Recreation

Program Information

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. With incredible mountain views, a multitude of lakes and rivers, waterfalls, and enchanting forests just minutes away from most communities, it is easy to see why our parks and trails are so popular.

Each of the seven Electoral Areas of the Regional District has a Community Parks function. The budget for each of these areas varies, depending upon the level of tax requisition approved by the CSRD Board. 

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the planning, management and operation of community parks within the Regional District. The CSRD currently has established approximately 60 developed parks and 86 kilometres of trails throughout the region.

Golden Indoor Aquatic Centre

Through 2019 to 2021, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) carried out a feasibility study on developing a new indoor aquatic centre in Golden. The feasibility study found there was widespread community support to replace the current outdoor pool with an indoor aquatic facility.

On October 15, 2022, residents of Golden and Electoral Area A voted in favour of moving forward with an indoor aquatic facility in Golden by a margin of 1,477 Yes votes to 573 No votes – an overwhelming show of support for this facility and its future significance within the community.

The CSRD will now continue to move forward with the project. All information related to this project can be found at the Golden On Deck website