CRD Regional Parks Working to Create Great, Safe Park Experiences

Jun 05, 2008

Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District encourages residents to go mindfully into the great outdoors this summer. To protect our parklands and ensure people fully enjoy our natural heritage, CRD Regional Parks is again partnering with RCMP and local police agencies to enforce bylaws at regional parks and trails.

“Visiting a park is a wonderful way to spend a day. CRD strives to maintain parks that are great and safe nature experiences for everyone, particularly at the popular lakeside parks,” said Jeff Ward, Acting General Manager, CRD Regional Parks.

To protect our parklands and to ensure that park visitors fully enjoy our natural heritage, check stops will be in effect as well as increased patrols by CRD bylaw enforcement officers and the RCMP to eliminate alcohol consumption and other inappropriate behaviour on regional parks and trails.

CRD Regional Parks protects and manages more than 11,500 hectares of spectacular and easily accessible natural areas in 30 regional parks and trails on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. CRD Regional Parks provides opportunities for outdoor experiences and activities that foster appreciation and enjoyment of, and respect for, the region's natural environments.

For more information visit CRD Regional Parks

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For further information, please contact:

Jeff Ward, Acting General Manager
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.478.3344

Sheila Taylor
Manager, Community Relations
Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3308