Planning underway for Portlock Park Site Master Plan

Jul 31, 2023

Salt Spring Island, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) Salt Spring Island Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) is developing a 20-year site master plan for Portlock Park. This project was identified as a priority in the 2019 Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan in response to the community’s desire for increased access to recreation facilities and infrastructure development for additional playing fields on Salt Spring Island.  

The site master plan will assess current and future capacity needs to identify suitable expansion opportunities. This plan will inform a phased capital planning approach for new facilities and program amenities based on input provided from First Nations, key stakeholders, and the public.

The first round of public engagement with key stakeholders and a public survey are now complete and feedback has been compiled to develop three draft conceptual designs. You can view the draft Portlock Park Site Master Plan conceptual designs and submit your feedback for a preferred option online here. You can also view the draft designs on display in the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre and Salt Spring Island Multi Space (SIMS) lobby. Feedback will be compiled to develop one draft master plan that will be presented to the Salt Spring Island Local Community Commission (LCC) for final consideration.

You can provide your feedback online at Printed copies of the survey are also available for pick up in the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre lobby, SIMS Gallery and at the Salt Spring Island Public Library. We will be asking for feedback online or in person from July 31 – September 29, 2023.

 Visit to learn more about the site master plan and subscribe for updates. For more information about PARC, visit  


The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and government partners to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at


For media inquiries, please contact:
Dan Ovington, Manager
Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation
Tel: 250.537.4448