Regional Park Design Study

Overview

Coming Up!

Resources & Information

Process

About Blackfoot Regional Park

About Montney Centennial Regional Park

Discussion

Overview

Blackfoot and Montney Centennial Regional Parks are important outdoor recreation destinations in the region. The Regional Park Design Study is an opportunity to study both parks to understand what’s working well, where improvements are needed, and what additions could make the parks better.

Through the remainder of 2017, we’ll be working with the community to develop a concept plan and set of recommendations to guide future operation, development, and management of these two parks. We’d like to invite everyone in the community to come out, visit these remarkable parks, and share your ideas for the future.

Stay connected over the coming months by:

Questions?

Please contact: Bryna Casey, Parks and Rural Recreation Coordinator

Tel: 250.784.3200

Email: bryna.casey@prrd.bc.ca


IDEAS  QUESTIONNAIRE: July 29, 2017 – August 14, 2017

Do you have ideas for Blackfoot Regional Park or Montney Centennial Regional Park?

Share them by participating in our Ideas Questionnaire! The PRRD is undertaking a Regional Park Design Study for the parks. We would love to hear from as many folks as possible about potential improvements that could make these two important outdoor parks more enjoyable for visitors now and in the future.

Share your Ideas for a Chance to Win!

Participants who submit a completed questionnaire will have the option to be entered into a draw at the end of the questionnaire for a chance to win a $250 Canadian Tire Gift Card. Encourage your family and friends to participate too! Limit is one contest entry per person.

Click here to complete your questionnaire online now!

Would you Rather Complete a Hard Copy Questionnaire?

You can pick up a questionnaire from the Peace River Regional District offices in:

  • Dawson Creek – 1981 Alaska Hwy
  • Fort St. John – 9505 100 Street
  • Or click here to download a PDF and print it at home

If you complete a hard copy questionnaire, please return it by Monday, August 14, 2017. You can:

  • Drop it off to the PRRD Offices: Dawson Creek or Fort St. John, Attn: Bryna Casey
  • Mail it to: Peace River Regional District, Box 810, 1981 Alaska Hwy, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8
  • Scan and Email it to: bryna.casey@prrd.bc.ca

You can submit your questionnaire any time between Saturday, July 29 and Monday, August 14, 2017.

We look forward to hearing your ideas!

IDEAS EVENTS: Saturday, July 29 at Montney Centennial Regional Park & Sunday, July 30 at Blackfoot Regional Park

Two public events were held to LISTEN to the community’s knowledge, concerns, and ideas for Blackfoot and Montney Centennial Regional Parks. We had a great time meeting community members and hearing their ideas for the future!

If you didn’t have a chance to attend, please take a moment to review the posters from the event and share your comments in the Ideas Questionnaire by clicking here.

Resources & Information

Documents and information developed during the Regional Parks Planning process will be posted here. Check back for new postings.

What is a Regional Park Plan?

A Regional Park Planning process provides an opportunity for PRRD Board Members, Committee Members, and staff to work with the community to develop a cohesive approach to managing and improving a park over time. A Regional Park Plan is the outcome of the process and is a strategic, long-term document that the region can use to plan, prioritize, and budget for park improvements over time. The plan establishes a guiding vision and principles for the park and outlines a concept plan and recommendations for future development, operations, and management. Implementation of a Regional Park Plan occurs over years, as funding and opportunity arise.

What’s the Process?

The Regional Park Planning process began in July 2017 and is planned to be complete in November 2017. The diagram below shows the anticipated stages of the process and identifies opportunities for you to be involved. The process and timeline will be updated as the project progresses. Check the Coming Up!  page for announcements about public events or input opportunities.

About Blackfoot Regional Park

A tree in a forest

Description generated with very high confidenceBefore the Don Phillips bridge was built over the Peace River, people crossed on the Old Clayhurst Ferry. Blackfoot Regional Park commemorates this crossing site, providing access to the Peace River and public recreation opportunities in a forest setting.

The park provides habitat and food supply for a range of birds and wildlife and welcomes campers with amenities including rustic campsites, picnic tables, outdoor toilets, and play amenities.

A boat launch formerly existed in the park, but has been displaced by river movements and is not recommended for use. The existing water tank loader that draws untreated water has been identified for removal. Understanding how existing amenities could be enhanced or what new amenities are desired will be a key component of the Blackfoot Regional Park Plan.

Where is it?                                                                                                               

Blackfoot Regional Park is approximately 75 km east of Fort St. John and 51 km north of Dawson Creek on the south side of the Peace River. Click here for driving directions from Dawson Creek and here for driving directions from Fort St. John.

Want to Learn More?

Visit the Regional Parks website

About Montney Centennial Regional Park

Montney Centennial Regional Park was established by the Montney Recreation Commission as a Canada Centennial project in 1967. In 1988, the Commission requested that the park become a Regional Park.

Situated on the northeast shore of Charlie Lake, the park offers a quiet day-use area with opportunities for boat launching, picnicking, and relaxing. A wide variety of birds can be spotted in the park and there are spectacular views over Charlie Lake.

 

Where is it?

Montney Centennial Regional Park is approximately 35 km northeast of Fort St. John on the northeast side of Charlie Lake. Click here for driving directions from Fort St. John.

Want to Learn More?

Visit the Regional Parks website