Victoria, BC– The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) is embarking on a community consultation process to inform a comprehensive update to the 1966 master plan for Centennial Park. The updated Master Plan will set a long term vision for Centennial Park and guide future operations, management and capital investment decisions.
The CRD will seek community input to identify current uses and issues, and opportunities to enhance the park and create a revitalized, lively public space. The consultation process will unfold in several steps over the coming months:
February - March 2016: Interviews, online feedback forms and a roundtable stakeholder meeting to identify existing and future needs, issues and opportunities.
April 2016: A day-long community design charette to receive feedback on draft design concepts.
May – July 2016: A refined draft design concept will be shared with stakeholders for further comments
September 2016: The Draft Master Plan will be presented to PARC and the community for a final round of feedback.
“PARC is very excited to begin the consultation process for the Centennial Park Master Plan update. Salt Spring Island has changed significantly since 1966 and we look forward to working with the community to create a clear vision for how this important public space should be used in the coming years and decades,” said Jon Suk, PARC Chair.
"Centennial Park is a key economic driver and focal point of island life for Salt Spring Island. Having an updated management plan will allow for the Parks and Recreation Commission to provide our community with both recreational and economic opportunities. I encourage community members and local groups to participate in the consultation process that will be taking place over the next few months,” said Wayne McIntyre, Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director.
Details of the planning process are available at: https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/ssi-parks/centennial-park-master-plan
The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Dan Ovington, Manager, Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation