Mayne and Saturna each have an active Parks & Recreation Commission. These commissions acquire and manage neighbourhood parks and trails and provide recreation opportunities according to the needs and wishes of the community. The Commissions improve and maintain public shore access for the enjoyment of all, and as evacuation routes in case of an emergency. These commissions also pursue opportunities to expand island-wide trail networks by negotiating easements with developers and property owners.

viewfrommayne 220x136 hhMayne Island Parks & Recreation Commission

The commission is composed of 8 volunteer Commissioners and the Electoral Area Director for the Southern Gulf Islands, and is delegated administrative powers with respect to the development, maintenance, and operation of community parks and trails on Mayne Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. The Commission also disburses funds to individuals and groups that provide recreational opportunities for the residents of the Island. Applications are invited and reviewed once per year in July and the funds are made available to successful applicants in September.

Commission Activities

  • Provides an annual budget to the CRD for the maintenance and operation of the parks and recreation services
  • Enforces regulations for the parks and collects any fee for their use

CRD Administrative Relationship

The Electoral Area Director for the Southern Gulf Islands is a member of the commission.

Minutes & Meeting Schedule

Minutes are available in the Document Library. The commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:15pm at the Library.

Saturna Island Parks & Recreation Commission

The commission administrates two services that provide community parks & recreation for Saturna Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. The commission operates its services with volunteers.

Commission Activities

  • Operates community recreation programs
  • Administrates the services on a daily basis and makes recommendations on operating policy, regulations and fees to the CRD Board, which makes them into bylaws

CRD Administrative Relationship

The Electoral Area Director for the Southern Gulf Islands is a member of the commission.

Minutes & Meeting Schedule

Minutes are available in the Document Library. The commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30pm at "The White House".

Gulf Islands Regional Trails Plan

The CRD is developing a Regional Trails Plan for Galiano, Mayne, North and South Pender, Salt Spring and Saturna Islands. Read more >>