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. We are undertaking a Regional Park Design Study to explore potential enhancements to these two important Regional 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 select and refine preferred concept plans along with recommendations to guide future operation, development, and management of these two parks. We’d like to invite everyone in the community to share their feedback.

Stay connected by:

  • Checking the Coming Up! Tab
  • Watching for updates on Facebook
  • Subscribing to PRRD’s Engage! email list
  • Watching for announcements and public events on public bulletin boards

Questions?

Please contact: Bryna Casey, Parks and Rural Recreation Coordinator

Tel: 250.784.3200

Email: bryna.casey@prrd.bc.ca


Regional Parks Study Phase 2: Draft Options Development

This summer, we heard your ideas for Blackfoot and Montney Centennial Regional Parks – thank you to everyone who participated! We have taken your ideas, along with a background analysis, and developed a preliminary vision, goals, and two preliminary options for each park and would like to know what you think!

Public Event #2: Goals for our Future Parks

We know our community loves both hockey and parks! That’s why we’re bringing our Regional Parks Study booth to the World U17 Hockey Challenge between Nov. 6 – Nov. 11 at Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek and North Peace Arena in Fort St. John. We will be cheering on our favourite teams and asking for community feedback on parks at the same time!

Join us to:

  • Review the Ideas We Heard in Phase 1.
  • Review and discuss two Preliminary Draft Options for each park.
  • Complete a Response Form to record your preferences.
  • Participate in a fun Goals Challenge game to be eligible to win a prize.
  • Ensure that your thoughts are part of future planning for these parks!

Not coming to watch hockey? No worries! We’ll be at three meetings around the region throughout the month of November!

Booth Dates and Times:

Encana Events Centre

1-300 Highway 2, Dawson Creek

Monday, November 6 @ 2:00pm-5:30pm

Wednesday, November 8 @ 2:00pm-5:30pm

Saturday, November 11 @ 2:00pm-5:30pm

Saturday, November 11 @ 6:30pm-10:00pm

North Peace Arena

10631 – 100St. Fort St. John

Tuesday, November 7 @ 6:30-10:00pm

Friday, November 10 @ 1:00pm-4:30pm

Friday, November 10 @ 5:30pm-9:00pm

Your input will help refine the draft options into a final concept and recommendations for the future of Blackfoot and Montney Centennial Regional Parks. Come share your feedback AND have some fun!

Concept Options Feedback Form

Even if you don’t make it to a public event, you can still provide feedback on the Concept Options online using the following links:

  • Click here to view the Concept Options for Blackfoot Regional Park 
  • Click here to view the Concept Options for Montney Centennial Regional Park 
  • Click here to complete a feedback form online

Please completed your feedback form by Monday, November 27 at 11:59 pm.

Your input will help refine the draft options into a final concept and recommendations for the future of Blackfoot and Montney Centennial Regional Parks.

 

 

 [JZ1]Please link to concept option for Blackfoot

 [JZ2]Please link to concept option for Montney

 

Resources & Information

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

Resources & Information

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

Background Information

  • Base Map: Blackfoot Regional Park (check back soon for link)
  • Base Map: Montney Centennial Regional Park (check back soon for link)

Phase 1 Information

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. 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