Naramata’s Centre Beach was purchased by the Regional District to preserve area as a public park for the community. (Naramataslow)

Naramata’s Centre Beach was purchased by the Regional District to preserve area as a public park for the community. (Naramataslow)

Parks and rec master plan nearly finished for Okanagan Similkameen

The regional district is looking for feedback on parks, trails and recreation facilities

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is closing in on a new master plan that will shape the future of the regions parks and trails.

The Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan will be used to plan for the next 10 years of decisions for the RDOS’s parks, trails, recreation facilities and programs.

The master plan will be used to guide decisions about acquisition, development, enhancement and management.

The current draft, available online at the RDOS’ Regional Connections website, is the result of public input gathered during 2021.

Among the priorities that were identified through public feedback include expanding and connecting the network of parks and trails in the region, protecting environmentally important areas, enhancing and diversifying existing parks, trails and services and expanding volunteerism and stewardship.

There is an online survey available to complete before Sept. 30 on the Regional Connections site, with the feedback from the survey being reviewed and shared with the RDOS in order to make potential alterations to the master plan before it is finalized.

The introduction of the plan notes that a great parks, trails and recreation system doesn’t just happen, and it requires strategic planning, investment and proactive management.

To review the draft master plan, you can visit rdosregionalconnections.ca/ptr-master-plan.

READ ALSO:Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen seeks feedback on West Bench park

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