Planning underway for Portlock Park Site Master Plan

Feb 17, 2023

Salt Spring Island, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) is developing a 20-year site master plan for Portlock Park. This project was identified as a priority in the 2019 Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan in response to the community’s desire for increased access to recreation facilities and infrastructure development for additional playing fields on Salt Spring Island.  

The site master plan will assess current and future capacity needs to identify suitable expansion opportunities. This plan will inform a phased capital planning approach for new facilities and program amenities based on input provided from First Nations, key stakeholders, and the public.

The first round of public engagement begins with a public survey open from February 17 – March 6, 2023. The feedback and survey results will then be compiled in a report to be posted online and used as a reference to develop three draft conceptual designs for additional input.

You can view the first public survey online at and submit your feedback until March 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Printed copies of the survey are also available for pick up in the Rainbow Recreation Centre lobby and at the Salt Spring Island Public Library.

Visit to learn more about the site master plan and subscribe for updates. For more information about PARC, visit  

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


For media inquiries, please contact:
Dan Ovington, Manager
Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation
Tel: 250.537.4448