Regional Park Design Study

Overview

Coming Up!

Resources & Information

Process

About Blackfoot Regional Park

About Montney Centennial Regional Park

Discussion

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.

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Questions?

Please contact: Bryna Casey, Parks and Rural Recreation Coordinator Tel: 250.784.3200 Email: bryna.casey@prrd.bc.ca

Public Engagement Event #1: Gathering Ideas

The first public engagement events have been scheduled! Our focus for these events will be to LISTEN to your knowledge, concerns, and ideas for Blackfoot and Montney Centennial Regional Parks. Your input will be used to develop concept directions and recommendations – so please ensure your voice is heard!

MONTNEY CENTENNIAL REGIONAL PARK EVENT

When? Saturday, July 29th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where? Montney Centennial Regional Park 279 Road, Charlie Lake

This event is happening at Parks Day! Come out to share your ideas for the park AND participate in a fun filled day of outdoor activities! Learn more here!

BLACKFOOT REGIONAL PARK EVENT

When? Sunday, July 30th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where? Blackfoot Regional Park 203 Road on the Peace River

Join us at each event to:

  • Learn more about the Regional Parks
  • Participate in community mapping to identify your concerns, share your knowledge, and discuss your ideas
  • Complete a community input questionnaire to have your say on the future of the parks

 We look forward to seeing you there!

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! <link to Coming Up! tab> page for announcements about public events or input opportunities.

 

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. Driving directions are available on the Regional Parks website.

Want to Learn More?

Visit the Regional Parks website

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. Driving directions are available on the Regional Parks website.

Want to Learn More?

Visit the Regional Parks website