Chemainus Lake is one of North Cowichan’s more than 50 parks to be included in a master parks plan.

Chemainus Lake is one of North Cowichan’s more than 50 parks to be included in a master parks plan.

North Cowichan seeks input on parks, trails

Kicking off a process to create a single, unified Parks and Trails Master Plan

The Municipality of North Cowichan is kicking off a process to create a single, unified Parks and Trails Master Plan to guide decisions around future management, development, and expansion of the parks and trails system in the Municipality.

“Outdoor recreation is integral to the way of life in North Cowichan, which is currently home to over 50 parks and 80 kilometers of trails. Engaging with residents, community groups, and adjacent local and First Nations governments will help ensure that these valuable assets are managed and future assets are developed by the Municipality consistent with a collective vision,” said Brian Green, manager of planning and sustainability.

“The overarching commitment for parks and recreation comes from the Municipality’s Official Community Plan, which envisions diverse and barrier free recreational opportunities for all ages within an integrated parks and trails network.  It is expected that more specific goals and objectives for parks and trails will be developed through community consultation on the Master Plan.”

Additional information on the Parks and Trails Master Plan and opportunities for public input are available on the project web page (northcowichan.ca/parkstrails). Anyone interested in receiving regular updates can sign up at: northcowichan.ca/subscribe.