Draft park plan complete, city now looking for more feedback

A draft of the master plan for Twin Rivers Park and the Millennium Walkway is now complete, and the public is invited to provide feedback at an open house next week.

  • Jun. 22, 2011 1:00 p.m.

A draft of the master plan for Twin Rivers Park and the Millennium Walkway is now complete, and the public is invited to provide feedback at an open house next week.

In April, city officials hosted a design charette in order to get residents’ feedback on what they wanted to see in the park area in the future.

From those ideas, a draft master plan was created, which sees a vision for the park over the next 10 to 20 years.

This includes a reconfiguration of the soccer fields to include a warm-up area and bleachers, with flex space, a concession and change rooms.

The current community gardens space would see an expansion and the addition of an orchard.

An outdoor performance area and amphitheatre is slated to go near the start of the Millennium Walkway, with a bicycle skills area, day-use picnic area and enhanced beach all accessible from the current path.

The green gym (currently being fundraised for by the Castlegar Rotary Clubs) would be set up in the park close to the Millennium Walkway. In the same area, in line with 7th Street, would be an arboretum and nursery, with a dog walk and fetch area a short distance away.

A swimming area would also be established, with gentle slopes differentiating depth. The water source would come from a well or the Columbia River, with the outfall going into the river. Three areas would offer a pool for kids and two deeper pools.

The open house will be held on Monday at the Community Forum (445 13th Ave.) at 6 p.m. After a welcome and presentation, there will be a question and answer period, an open gallery to view the plans and provide feedback and then closing remarks, wrapping up at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit castlegar.ca/millenium_master_plan.php.