Salt Spring Parks and Recreation released an Expression of Interest

Nov 08, 2013

Salt Spring Island, BC – Today the Capital Regional District (CRD), Salt Spring Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) released an Expression of Interest (EOI) process requesting proposals from property owners to identify land that may be suitable and available for the development of playing fields.  The development of additional capacity for sports and other active recreation pursuits has been identified as a priority in the 2010 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  Salt Spring Island has active community baseball and soccer leagues which are largely limited to the community and elementary school fields.  There is limited time with current fields for practice and games resulting in a gap for recreational amenities on Salt Spring Island.

The Islands Trust’s Official Community Plan (OCP), Parks and Recreation Commission 2009 Strategic Plan and the 2010 Master Plan provide evidence that Salt Spring Island existing facilities are used to capacity and additional fields are needed.  Athletic fields currently available on Salt Spring Island are generally small and in short supply.

“I am impressed with the professional and innovative approach PARC is taking to explore new opportunities for playing fields” said Director Wayne McIntyre.  “We encourage residents to submit an EOI if their land would be suitable and available” said Gregg Dow, Chair, Parks and Recreation Commission. “Developing recreational amenities on Salt Spring Island is a priority to build a healthy community.” 

All inquiries related to the EOI can be directed, in writing, to Lorraine Brewster, Manager Parks and Recreation lbrewster@crd.bc.ca or you can view the EOI at www.crd.bc.ca.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Lorraine Brewster, Manager Parks and Recreation
Salt Spring Island Electoral Area
Tel: 250-537-4448