Media Release - Community Workshops Will Contribute to a New Parks Master Plan
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The West Vancouver Parks Master Plan Working Group is asking what the West Vancouver community values most about their parks, what they feel needs attention, and what our shared vision is for the future of West Vancouver parks. Four community workshops will be held between April 28 and May 10 to collect input. These meetings will provide an important venue for the community to share their vision for West Vancouver’s parks system.
The Parks Master Plan Working Group has been asked by Council to deliver a policy document that sets direction for the management, protection and enhancement of West Vancouver’s parks, trails and natural areas, to meet the community’s needs for the next decade.
Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones said, “According to our most recent community survey, the environment is our number one concern. From the natural parks to the playing fields, our parks are much-loved and respected places. We hope that people will provide their input at this important stage in creating a plan for the future of our parks.”
All West Vancouver residents are invited to attend a workshop and share their vision. Workshops attendees will be asked questions such as:
- What do you like most about West Vancouver’s parks?
- What aspects need attention?
- What is your vision for the future of the District’s parks?
Lori Williams, co-chair of the working group, said, "Consultation with the community is vital to the success of the Parks Master Plan. Our parks are community spaces and the plan is all about reflecting the aspirations of our community. We are looking forward to this dialogue and encourage everyone to come and participate."
Workshop dates, times and locations:
Thursday, April 28 - West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive (Dance and Fitness Studio, Second Floor)
Wednesday, May 4 - Sentinel School, 1250 Chartwell Drive, (School Library)
Monday, May 9 - West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive (Cedar Room, Third Floor)
Tuesday, May 10 - Gleneagles Golf Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive (Great Hall)
Times: Each workshop's doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the workshop begins at 7 p.m.
Visit westvancouver.ca for more information.
About the District of West Vancouver
The District of West Vancouver is the local government led by Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and Council. Home to more than 44,000 residents, West Vancouver is a local government which strives to "inspire excellence and lead by example". Our Vision and Mission guide us to pursue our treasured quality of life and will be the measure of our success as a community. West Vancouver is a community built on innovation, a strong spirit of personal civic commitment and a deep value for relationships.
Director of Communications, Jessica Delaney