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Park Strategy Meetings Wrap Up

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 5:50 AM
From left, community coordinator Robyn McConkey, Chris Hale, Lyle Hensrud and 'Willow' photo 250News

From left, Robyn McConkey, Community Coordinator, City of Prince George, Chris Hale, Lyle Hensrud and ‘Willow’ photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George has a better idea of what its citizens are looking for when it comes to the development of its parks strategy.

This following the conclusion of its final public feedback meeting at Ginter’s Meadow yesterday.

The meeting was one of several held across the city the past few weeks. So what did City staff hear?

“People love what we call the ‘premier district park.’ Like Duchess Park for example,” says community coordinator Robyn McConkey.

“We were overwhelmed to hear about how popular Duchess was. I mean it has it all right? Newer playground equipment for different ages, some open space, a bike park, a fenced dog park and bathrooms.”

She says staff also learned people want more accessible trails for their dogs.

“And we’re finishing our paving of Ginter’s here from Massey to Ferry, the last kilometre in the next few weeks. People are excited to have that accessibility option.

“A lot of people are into these active transportation links. They want biking and connections so that’s another area we’re looking at.”

McConkey says the City will continue to accept online feedback until June 3rd  (on the City’s website) before spending the summer sifting through all the responses.

“And then what we’re hoping to do is come back with a draft park strategy policy in the fall. So we’ll be bringing that back to the public and making sure we’re on track with that.”

The final draft, complete with dollar estimates for the maintenance and/or upgrades, will then be presented to council.


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