RDN Parks & Trails Strategy

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ABOUT THE PARKS & TRAILS STRATEGY

The 2022-2032 Parks and Trails Strategy builds on the successes of previous park plans and will guide the development and management of RDN regional and community parks and trails for the next 10-20 years.

The Plan presents the current portfolio of regional and community parks and trails (see Existing RDN Parks and Trails map), identifies trends and challenges that influence parks and trails, and summarizes the desires and aspirations for the parks system that were voiced during the project's public engagement process.

From here, it puts forward a vision and a series of goals and actions that will guide the future direction of both regional and community parks services.


WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Thank you to everyone that participated in the first round of public engagement in 2019/2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The public and stakeholder input that was provided was used to understand what people think of existing parks and trails and to draft a vision for the future. The draft vision, along with seven goals and supporting actions form the basis of the Parks and Trails Strategy, and will guide RDN parks and trails over the next 10-20 years.

We are now in Phase 3 of the project, and we want to hear from you again!


DID WE GET IT RIGHT?

Please take some time to review the draft vision, goals and actions for the Parks & Trails Strategy and then complete the online survey.

To review the content before completing the survey below you can:

  1. Review project summary boards
  2. Watch and listen to the full video (below) or video shorts (sidebar), which present the information briefly
  3. Read the complete draft Chapter 5: The Path Forward, which presents the vision, goals and actions in full




When you're ready, please complete the survey to share your thoughts!

The survey will be open from April 4 to 28, 2022.

If you are registered on the Get Involved page and you complete the online survey you will be entered to win one of four $50 prizes!



WANT TO LEARN MORE?

  • Please register to receive notification of news and updates.
  • Visit the Background Documents for project history and technical information.
  • Check out the FAQs to learn more about the project.
  • Thanks for telling us what you think in Survey #1 - view the survey summary in the background documents.
  • See the What's New to find out details of where the project is currently at.
  • Do you have a question? Post it below on our Q&A and we will answer for all to see. A great way for all to learn.


ABOUT THE PARKS & TRAILS STRATEGY

The 2022-2032 Parks and Trails Strategy builds on the successes of previous park plans and will guide the development and management of RDN regional and community parks and trails for the next 10-20 years.

The Plan presents the current portfolio of regional and community parks and trails (see Existing RDN Parks and Trails map), identifies trends and challenges that influence parks and trails, and summarizes the desires and aspirations for the parks system that were voiced during the project's public engagement process.

From here, it puts forward a vision and a series of goals and actions that will guide the future direction of both regional and community parks services.


WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Thank you to everyone that participated in the first round of public engagement in 2019/2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The public and stakeholder input that was provided was used to understand what people think of existing parks and trails and to draft a vision for the future. The draft vision, along with seven goals and supporting actions form the basis of the Parks and Trails Strategy, and will guide RDN parks and trails over the next 10-20 years.

We are now in Phase 3 of the project, and we want to hear from you again!


DID WE GET IT RIGHT?

Please take some time to review the draft vision, goals and actions for the Parks & Trails Strategy and then complete the online survey.

To review the content before completing the survey below you can:

  1. Review project summary boards
  2. Watch and listen to the full video (below) or video shorts (sidebar), which present the information briefly
  3. Read the complete draft Chapter 5: The Path Forward, which presents the vision, goals and actions in full




When you're ready, please complete the survey to share your thoughts!

The survey will be open from April 4 to 28, 2022.

If you are registered on the Get Involved page and you complete the online survey you will be entered to win one of four $50 prizes!



WANT TO LEARN MORE?

  • Please register to receive notification of news and updates.
  • Visit the Background Documents for project history and technical information.
  • Check out the FAQs to learn more about the project.
  • Thanks for telling us what you think in Survey #1 - view the survey summary in the background documents.
  • See the What's New to find out details of where the project is currently at.
  • Do you have a question? Post it below on our Q&A and we will answer for all to see. A great way for all to learn.

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    I am very keen on the development of an RDN park at the section of Nanaimo River between the natural gas pipeline crossing and the B.C. Hydro easement, known locally as The Boar's Hole, including the popular swimming area, fisherman's trails, and Sunny Side and Dark Side climbing/hiking areas. We have already contacted one of the land owners, who is willing to entertain selling a portion of the land as a park. Is there anything further we can do to contribute prior to the public review of the Draft Strategy this Spring?

    kkrauza asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your suggestion for parkland acquisition. Your comment will be incorporated into the public feedback summary and taken into consideration in the development of the Parks and Trails Strategy. We look forward to your feedback on the draft Parks and Trails Strategy when it is presented to the public this spring.

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    As we have a great volunteer trail system on Gabriola I would prefer our trail system stay as is and not be operated or maintained by Nanaimo Regional District union staff! If the district would contribute financialy for the volunteers supplies I would certainly be in favour..

    Pat. asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for comment. We appreciate all the hard work of volunteers and are always looking for ways to support them. Making the most of limited resources is also a high priority. Your comment will be considered as we gather community feedback this fall.


Page last updated: 26 Jul 2022, 05:43 PM