Central Saanich kicks off development of a new Parks and Trails Master Plan

The District of Central Saanich is asking the public to help shape the direction for a new Parks and Trails Master Plan—this is the plan’s first update since 1996. Your feedback will help ensure the new Master Plan reflects how you, your family or your organization use the parks and trails network in Central Saanich and how you hope to see them grow and evolve in the future.

The three-phased engagement process will include: setting direction, providing feedback on the draft, and finalizing the plan. When complete, the plan will provide a roadmap to improve and grow the community’s parks and trail networks for residents, user groups, and visitors now and into the future.

As part of the planning process, the District is reviewing existing parks and trails, their natural and physical assets, and the use of these spaces to help identify priorities for improvements and upgrades. The Plan will also build on the feedback and work completed through the Official Community Plan review, the Active Transportation Plan, the Saanichton Village Design Plan, Age-Friendly Community Plan, and others.

How You Can Get Involved 
There will be many chances and ways to share your feedback throughout the project. Engagement will be inclusive and include both in-person and virtual opportunities, as well as meetings with community groups and impacted parties, including engagement with youth, First Nations communities, and under-represented groups.

Parks & Trails Master Plan pop-up in the community

Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Peninsula Country Market, Saanich Fair Grounds

Friday, October 20, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Saanichton Green Park, 7910 Polo Park Crescent

Friday, October 20, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Drive

Thursday, October 26, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Rom Knott Park, Brentwood Bay, 1200 Sluggett Road

Saturday, November 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Centennial Park Fieldhouse, 7526 Wallace Drive

Parks & Trails Master Plan Open House

Saturday, November 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Central Saanich Cultural Centre- Room A (next to Library entrance), 1209 Clarke Road

Project updates, surveys and more will be available at Municipal Hall and other locations in the community, as well as posted at LetsTalkCentralSaanich.ca/ParksandTrails.

The District of Central Saanich looks forward to incorporating community feedback in the development of the Parks and Trails Master Plan.