Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) and Salt Spring Island Lions Club are pleased to announce the opening of the Lions Club Commemorative Bike Park. The bike park opened on August 6th and included a prize draw for new bikes, professional bike trials demonstration by Beshano Trials Club and food served by the Salt Spring Lions Club.
“In conjunction with the Lions Club and the enthusiastic support of members of the cycling community, we are excited to announce the opening of the family bike park, providing another opportunity for youth to recreate in a safe and fun environment,” said Wayne McIntyre, Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director.
Planning for the Bike Park project has been underway for more than a year. Extensive site analysis, environmental review and community consultation was undertaken before a preliminary design was presented to the community. Construction of the park began in July following the approval of the final design by the Parks and Recreation Commission.
“The Salt Spring Lions Club is proud to add another quality project to their list of accomplishments which include Portlock Park, Pioneer Village, the Skate Park and many others,” said Lions member Dave Carlson.
PARC is responsible for providing and maintaining community parks, trails, water access points and facilities and provides recreation programs and services to the communities of Salt Spring Island.
For more information and updates visit https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/capital-projects/salt-spring-island-family-bike-park
Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, 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, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Dan Ovington, Manager
Salt Spring Island Recreation