City seeks input on Ron Brent Park redevelopment


The City of Prince George is redeveloping Ron Brent Park as part of the sale of a portion of park to accommodate the construction of what is now the Riverbend Seniors Community.
The City of Prince George is redeveloping Ron Brent Park as part of the sale of a portion of park to accommodate the construction of what is now the Riverbend Seniors Community.

Residents interested in the future of a park in the VLA neighbourhood are invited to join city staff next week to learn more about planned improvements. The City of Prince George is redeveloping Ron Brent Park as part of the sale of a portion of park to accommodate the construction of what is now the Riverbend Seniors Community.

A concept plan has been developed for Ron Brent Park to include paved trails, recreation facilities, horseshoe pits, raised gardens, benches, picnic tables, and lighting. The project budget for this phase of the park redevelopment is $400,000.

“This is the second of three possible phases of the redevelopment of the park. The first was the installation of a new playground and field at Ron Brent Elementary in partnership with School District 57, which was completed last year,” said City Strategic Park Planner, Laurie Kosec, who is the project manager, in a news release. “The third phase of redevelopment, pending future funding, could include a pickleball court and winter skating surface, a toboggan hill platform, outdoor fitness equipment, and additional horseshoe pits among other amenities.”

The plan will be shared at the open house and feedback from residents and stakeholders will be considered in the construction of the park later this year.

Event details:

Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Ron Brent Elementary School Gym (1401 17th Ave)