RDN Parks & Trails Strategy

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WHAT IS THE PARKS & TRAILS STRATEGY?

The Parks & Trails Strategy will guide the development and management of RDN’s regional and community parks and trails for the next 10 years. The Strategy will outline what we have, what we want, and how to make it happen.

The Strategy will:

  • Confirm the vision for the Regional District’s Parks & Trails
  • Identify priorities for land acquisition
  • Identify priorities for park and trail improvements
  • Help build a cohesive and equitable parks and trails system across the region while recognizing the different needs of individual communities
  • Clarify the core park services of the Regional District’s Recreation and Parks Department
  • Ensure sustainability of the parks and trails staffing, resources, and operations

The Plan will build on the successes of the Regional Parks and Trails Master Plan (2005-2015) and the Community Parks and Trails Strategy (2014).

Public and stakeholder feedback will be used to understand what people think of existing parks and trails and inform the drafting of a well-supported vision for the future. Feedback from the public and stakeholders will help prioritize the recommendations for the development and management of the regional district’s parks and trails system.

The draft Parks and Trails Strategy will be available in Spring 2020, and the final strategy will be presented to the Regional Board in later summer or early fall 2020.


WANT TO LEARN MORE OR SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

  • Please register (tab on the top right corner of this page) to receive notification of news and updates.
  • Visit the background documents tab in the right hand column of this page for project history and technical information.
  • Check out the FAQs to learn more about the project. We will update them along the way.
  • Thanks for telling us what you think in Survey #1 (view survey summary in the background documents in the sidebar). Another survey will be held in the spring of 2020.
  • See the What's New tab to find out details of where the project is currently at.
  • Do you have a question? Post it below on our Q&A tab and we will answer for all to see. A great way for all to learn.
  • Want to contact us directly? Contact the project team at recparks@rdn.bc.ca.

WHAT IS THE PARKS & TRAILS STRATEGY?

The Parks & Trails Strategy will guide the development and management of RDN’s regional and community parks and trails for the next 10 years. The Strategy will outline what we have, what we want, and how to make it happen.

The Strategy will:

  • Confirm the vision for the Regional District’s Parks & Trails
  • Identify priorities for land acquisition
  • Identify priorities for park and trail improvements
  • Help build a cohesive and equitable parks and trails system across the region while recognizing the different needs of individual communities
  • Clarify the core park services of the Regional District’s Recreation and Parks Department
  • Ensure sustainability of the parks and trails staffing, resources, and operations

The Plan will build on the successes of the Regional Parks and Trails Master Plan (2005-2015) and the Community Parks and Trails Strategy (2014).

Public and stakeholder feedback will be used to understand what people think of existing parks and trails and inform the drafting of a well-supported vision for the future. Feedback from the public and stakeholders will help prioritize the recommendations for the development and management of the regional district’s parks and trails system.

The draft Parks and Trails Strategy will be available in Spring 2020, and the final strategy will be presented to the Regional Board in later summer or early fall 2020.


WANT TO LEARN MORE OR SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

  • Please register (tab on the top right corner of this page) to receive notification of news and updates.
  • Visit the background documents tab in the right hand column of this page for project history and technical information.
  • Check out the FAQs to learn more about the project. We will update them along the way.
  • Thanks for telling us what you think in Survey #1 (view survey summary in the background documents in the sidebar). Another survey will be held in the spring of 2020.
  • See the What's New tab to find out details of where the project is currently at.
  • Do you have a question? Post it below on our Q&A tab and we will answer for all to see. A great way for all to learn.
  • Want to contact us directly? Contact the project team at recparks@rdn.bc.ca.

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    8 months ago

    We Want to Hear from You!

    Public Engagement Round 1

    WHEN: Fall 2019

    WHY: We want to know more about the existing parks and trails system and hear your vision for the future.

    HOW:

    • Online survey - online survey will be available in late November and will provide important information about, how people use parks and trails, how satisfied people are with the current parks system, and how the parks and trails system can be improved.
    • Phone survey - There will also be a phone survey, which will be conducted through a random selection process and will include similar questions...

    We Want to Hear from You!

    Public Engagement Round 1

    WHEN: Fall 2019

    WHY: We want to know more about the existing parks and trails system and hear your vision for the future.

    HOW:

    • Online survey - online survey will be available in late November and will provide important information about, how people use parks and trails, how satisfied people are with the current parks system, and how the parks and trails system can be improved.
    • Phone survey - There will also be a phone survey, which will be conducted through a random selection process and will include similar questions to the online survey.
    • Stakeholder workshops – We will hold three workshops to have focused conversations with stakeholders. If you are part of a community organization that is interested in regional and community parks and would like to participate, please email recparks@rdn.bc.ca(External link).
    • Public open houses – The project team will hold three public open houses. These events are an opportunity for you to tell us about your priorities and discuss your ideas with the project team and others in your community.