Much of the focus of the CRD and Parks & Recreation Commission over the years has been on the acquisition of parkland or land acquisition funding through subdivision plans and amenities. This will continue as opportunities arise, but there is also the need to enhance the development of the community parks and trails for public access and use.

Over the next ten years (2010 - 2020), the Parks and Recreation Commission will focus on the following key management objectives:
  • On a park by park basis in the first five years of the plan (2010-15), implement development strategies for access and use for the following priority parks:
    • Fish Boat Bay (Shirley/Jordan River)
    • Otter Point (Shirley/Jordan River) and Otter Point Access parking
    • William Simmons Memorial (Otter Point)
    • Carpenter Road (Otter Point)
    • Seagirt Ponds (East Sooke)
  • For the remaining five years of the plan (2015-20), actions will include:
    • Development of parking and access trails to connect the adjoining parks of Elrose, Elrose II, Brotherstone, Corby and Otter Point Access
    • Development of access trails and support facilities for other parks
    • Improved parking where opportunities exist
    • Additional trail or facility improvements to developed parks
  • Sign and/or develop the following MoTI foreshore accesses:
    • Tsonoqua (Port Renfrew)
    • Fish Boat Bay (in association with Fish Boat Bay park)
    • Poirier Lake (William Simmons Memorial Park)
  • Develop specific site plans for those parks that afford opportunities for multiple use activities, commencing with William Simmons Memorial Park in 2010
  • Develop and implement a corporate identity strategy (signs and information) for JdFEA community parks and trails that is consistent with CRD regional formats
  • Negotiate Stewardship Agreements for Eaglecrest Park, Seagirt Ponds Park and other parks and trails as opportunities arise
  • Identify and mitigate risks and hazards related to structures, playgrounds, recreation equipment and park/trail use
  • In collaboration with planning services, coordination JdFEA Parks and Recreation Commission opportunities for creation of trail and parkland through subdivision plan dedications and amenities (Local Government Act, s941)
  • In collaboration with CRD Corporate, develop a Community Parks Regulations By-law (spring 2010) applicable to all CRD Electoral Areas
  • Respond to day-to-day operational and management needs, issues and complaints
  • Ensure sustainable parks and recreation programs and budgets within current Reserve Funding limits
  • Refresh as required the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area website and develop communications methods to provide public information on the parks and recreational opportunities under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Recreation Commission