Planning for Recreation Development at Campbell Field
The planning work by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is underway for potential recreational development at Campbell Field.
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Located at the Playmor Junction, adjacent to Mount Sentinel Secondary School and the Slocan Valley Rail Trail, Campbell Field was gifted to the RDCK in 2016 by the South Slocan Sports Association.
The South Slocan Sports Association had owned Campbell Field since the 1930s, when it was acquired from West Kootenay Power, before generously donating the land to the RDCK. It has always provided area residents with a site for sports and cultural activities and thanks to a covenant on the title of the property it will always be used for those purposes.
RDCK Area H Director Walter Popoff immediately saw the potential of Campbell Field as an ideal location for recreation development and is excited for the possibilities, ”Campbell Field is a central location for many people in the RDCK. The ability to satisfy the recreation needs of area residents is a great opportunity that we need to explore. This is a great gift that we have been given.”
View a map of Campbell Field [PDF].
Process and reports
The RDCK (led by Area H Director Popoff) started conversations with the City of Castlegar, City of Nelson, Village of Slocan, local school authorities, and other stakeholders about the possibilities for the site.
Recreation planning documents were reviewed, and an examination of recreation facilities in the area was undertaken.
An initial program of community engagement was completed. Hundreds of residents and community groups shared their thoughts for the future of Campbell Field. Thank you for taking the time to participate.
All this research led to the development of a Facility Program. A Facility Program is a description of activities to include in the development. The facility program was provided to an architect who then developed the concepts: Option 1: Indoor Focus and Option 2: Outdoor Focus.
The concept was updated based on the feedback received, and a single concept with a focus on outdoor elements was developed.
Cost estimates will be developed to accompany the concept. These include capital costs (the cost to build the facility) and operating costs (how much it will cost to run the facility). An entire site plan will be developed showing outdoor amenities and where the recreation facility will be situated.
The RDCK is continuing to work behind the scenes on the next steps in the assessment process, working closely with other community stakeholders and potential partners. If you have any questions or further feedback to share, please email Campbellfield@rdck.bc.ca
Public engagement activities
In late 2021, we invited the public and stakeholder groups to provide feedback on two conceptual options for Campbell Field. The options that were presented are high-level concepts, developed based on input from the community through a survey campaign in the fall of 2020. While the two options are similar, Option 1 has a greater focus on the indoor elements, and Option 2 has a greater focus on outdoor elements
The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who viewed the two options and filled out the survey!
Virtual information session
A recording of the virtual public information session held Wednesday, December 1 is available.
The content on this page was last updated April 29 2022 at 10:22 AM