Community Consultation to Commence for Updated Centennial Park Master Plan

Apr 04, 2016

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. 

Following the Roundtable Meeting held February 28, the CRD received over 400 responses to its Centennial Park community survey in March. The design charrette is part of the second phase of an 8-month community consultation process to inform a comprehensive update to the Centennial Park Master Plan. The updated Master Plan will set a long term vision for Centennial Park and guide future operations, management and capital investment decisions.

The next steps of the consultation process will be:

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 10:30am-2:30pm: A community design charrette will be held at Salt Spring Island Middle School to receive feedback on draft design concepts. RSVP by email at ssiparc@crd.bc.ca or call 250.537.4448.

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

Gathering input from community stakeholders is essential for the CRD and its consultants to understand current park uses and issues, and to begin to explore opportunities to enhance and revitalize this important public space.

"Centennial Park is a key economic driver and focal point of island life for Salt Spring Island,” said Wayne McIntyre, Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director. “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 consulting process that will be taking place over the next few months."

To find out more about the planning process, visit https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/ssi-parks/centennial-park-master-plan.

Celebrating 50 years! 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 all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Dan Ovington, Manager
Salt Spring Island Parks & Recreation
Tel: 250.537.4448
Email: dovington@crd.bc.ca