The qathet Regional District is developing a Parks and Trails Strategy to guide the future direction for parks and trails owned and operated by the qRD.
Parks and trails are a vital asset to our community, providing valuable recreation opportunities that support the health and wellness of our citizens. They ensure the public has access to all that nature has to offer while also protecting those resources for future generations.
Our current park inventory consists of ten regional parks, two campgrounds, and several community parks on Texada Island. Existing trails owned and operated by the qRD include our beach access trails and the Myrtle Creek Pedestrian & Cycling Bridge. For more information, click here.
The final Strategy will identify key issues, challenges and opportunities; establish goals; and highlight actions that reflect the community’s desires and aspirations for our parks and trails. This Strategy will be used to establish priorities; identify desired locations for future parks and trails; guide decision-making and operations; and allocate resources over the next ten years.
Between now and March 2023, our team will be hard at work developing the draft Parks and Trails Strategy. All the thoughts and ideas we heard during the first round of community engagement will inform the Strategy’s final recommendations. The draft Strategy will be presented to the public in March 2023 for your feedback and input.
Engagement on the draft Parks & Trails Strategy will take place in March 2023. Information on how the public can provide feedback on the draft strategy will be provided at a later date.
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Thank you to everyone who completed our online survey between November 14-30. We received over 350 responses from the community – a great success!
The qathet Regional District hosted four in-person and two virtual open houses between November 14-23. Thank you to all who attended, we truly appreciate your feedback on what we’re doing well, what we could be doing better, and where you would like to see additional parks and trails.
To see what was discussed at the open houses, click here.