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Regional district seeks public input on parks plan

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is reviewing and updating its regional parks plan. The goal is to provide clear direction and priorities for regional parks for the next ten years.

As part of its review the regional district is inviting comments from the public via an online survey.

“We need input from our residents to help to create a plan that reflects our communities’ needs and aspirations for regional parks, trails, and outdoor recreation areas,” said Petra Wildauer, General Manager of Environmental Services.

As part of the consultation, the regional district is inviting the public to provide their feedback via a brief, confidential online survey. The survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RDFFGparksplan and will be posted until September 30.

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George operates 11 regional parks encompassing 330 ha, at locations throughout the regional district. The first regional park, Ness Lake, opened in 1976. Three years later, Berman Lake was established followed by Wilkins, Harold Mann, Koeneman, George Hicks, Giscome Portage (Huble Homestead Historic Site), Cedarside, McMillan Creek and John Dahl. The newest regional park, Kristian Winther, was opened in 2003.

The regional parks service provides recreational, educational, heritage and conservation opportunities for all to enjoy. Parks are designed for day use only and offer a variety of amenities which can include picnic areas, fire pits, beaches, restroom facilities, interpretive services, heritage buildings, trail systems and boat launches.

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