After nine months of work, two open houses and one of the most extensive stakeholder consultation processes consultants Lees and Associates has ever conducted, the District of Squamish has unveiled its long-term vision for the community's parks and recreation facilities.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan assesses existing rec and parks programs and infrastructure, and creates a development guide for the next 20 years. Last Wednesday, Oct. 24, the municipality hosted its third and final open house for the plan. The meeting gave citizens the chance to respond to draft recommendations, said Eric Lees, the principal of the project's consultants, Lees and Associates. Highlights include everything from a name change for Brennan Park Recreation Centre to the creation of a community centre and beefing up the Loggers Sports Grounds. Consultants anticipate having the final draft before council by the end of the year, Lees said.