Regional Park Management Planning Underway-RDCK Seeks Public Input

The public is invited to participate in park management planning underway for Balfour Beach, Crescent Valley Beach, Waterloo Eddy and Pass Creek, the Regional District of Central Kootenay said today.

"We need to get public input to develop detailed plans for each of the four parks because each has unique design or land use considerations that we want to review with residents before we move ahead," said Sangita Sudan, development services manager for the RDCK.

Juliet Anderton Consulting and Ecoscape Environmental have been hired to prepare management plans for the four parks, including a design development plan for Crescent Valley Beach to address parking and access issues. Consultants will solicit public input at open houses and an online survey throughout the fall.

A review of properties and land status began in September 2014 and consultants will identify all ecological, recreation and cultural values for each of the parks before developing new park vision statements. For Crescent Valley Beach draft design development and costing for parking and other amenities will be presented at the open house. Draft park management plans are scheduled for public review in the New Year with final management plans slated for board approval by summer 2015.

Upcoming Park Management Planning Open Houses

Waterloo Eddy Open House
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Castlegar & District Community Complex
2101 6th Avenue, Castlegar
Purcell Room
Pass Creek Open House
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Castlegar & District Community Complex
2101 6th Avenue, Castlegar
Purcell Room
Balfour Beach Open House
Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Balfour Community Hall
534 Charles Street, Balfour
Crescent Valley Open House
Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Crescent Valley Hall
1385 Hwy 6, Crescent Valley

 
For more information about how to participate in RDCK park management planning or to provide your input, please visit www.rdck.ca or rdcentralkootenay on Facebook.

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Sangita Sudan
General Manager of Development Services
Regional District of Central Kootenay
250.352.8157
ssudan@rdck.bc.ca

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