Media Release - Final Parks Master Plan approved by Council
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
West Vancouver, BC: On Monday, June 18, Council approved the final report on West Vancouver’s Parks Master Plan that was presented by the Parks Master Plan Working Group. The goal of the Parks Master Plan is to set a clear direction for the management, protection, enhancement and community engagement of West Vancouver parks, trails and natural areas. It is the first Parks Master Plan to be developed for West Vancouver since 1977.
Rebecca Buchanan and Lori Williams, PMP Working Group co-chairs, said: “We are tremendously proud of the Parks Master Plan and believe the values of our community are its foundation, We extend our thanks to the many community members and local stewardship groups who contributed to the development of the Parks Master Plan, through enthusiastic attendance at our community forums, by participating in the telephone survey, by attending our working group meetings and by sending us their valuable comments.”
West Vancouver is a community that is very rich in its variety of parks and amenities, and has unique natural features and biodiversity that are reflected in its park system. The mountains, forests, foreshore and creeks provide a setting for many of the District’s parks that are unrivalled in other communities. The District’s parks and trails are of vital importance to the community, and to the many species inhabiting the natural environments of West Vancouver.
In order for the Parks Master Plan to accurately reflect the values and priorities of the community, the public has been encouraged to provide input throughout the planning process through forums, open houses and surveys.
The Parks Master Plan fulfills a component of the District’s Official Community Plan. It has taken two years by the Parks Master Plan Working Group to develop and sets the direction for the vision of West Vancouver parks for years to come. For more information, please visit www.westvancouver.ca/parks.
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About the District of West Vancouver
The District of West Vancouver is the local government led by Mayor Michael Smith 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.
Jessica Delaney Director of Communications
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