Polson Park is an important destination park in Vernon, featuring a host of amenities and activities. The Polson Park Pavilion is one critical facet of the commitment of the City of Vernon to upgrade and enhance the park. The pavilion provides much-needed washrooms, concession, and storage space, as well as creating an outdoor but covered stage area for community gatherings and events. The pavilion's rich wood and bright colours reflect well its setting of lush vegetation and inject a sense of delight and warmth, particularly in winter months.
The new Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch replaces an aging and outdated facility, that nonetheless had been well used and well loved by the community. Perhaps more than any other type of community building, the role of the branch library has been transformed by the rapid advances in information technology. As libraries evolve from being perceived as book repositories to community service centres through which many kinds of information can be accessed, flexibility for the future is more important than ever.