Council Moves Ahead with Youth Recreation Report Recommendations

Youth outdoor skatepark
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News Release
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For immediate release
June 24, 2022

Council Moves Ahead with Youth Recreation Report Recommendations

Following the results of the Comox Youth Recreation Report, Comox Council voted in favour of undertaking public engagement to determine the location and design of skatepark and bicycle pump track.

“We are committed to working through the recommendations highlighted in the Comox Youth Recreation Report,” said Russ Arnott, Mayor of Comox. “It is exciting to explore potential site options to begin further discussions that would bring these much-loved active amenities to our community.”    

The Town of Comox would like to acknowledge and thank the following youth who were involved in planning, implementation, and decision-making activities for the Youth Outdoor Recreation Needs Assessment project:

  • Christine Gottman
  • Quinn Powell
  • Will Peters
  • Mira Hershmiller
  • Benoit Vaillant
  • Sarah Szkwarek

Special thanks also goes out to School District #71, Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy and Ecole Au Coeur de l’ile for their administrative support in encouraging teaching staff and students to participate in engagement sessions and the online youth survey. The School District #71 Parent Advisory Council shared information about the Comox Youth Outdoor Recreation Needs Assessment with parents through their E-newsletters, which greatly helped in overall participation levels.

“We appreciate the contributions of the Town of Comox Recreation staff who were actively involved in the project activities,” says Janice Sandholm, Project Coordinator with Engaged Recreation Solutions. “Their involvement and commitment to the process will build capacity and ongoing relationships with youth and community partners for youth outdoor recreation.”

Town staff are in the process of identifying potential facility sites and connecting with community interest groups. Work will continue on Council’s request for staff to investigate a swim float in Comox Harbour and locations for a concrete table tennis and chess table.

The Town of Comox and Community Centre staff would like to thank all who participated and shared their opinions. Creating spaces the community will use is our top priority, and we thank you for taking the time to provide that direction. For more information on the report, visit www.comox.ca/community/youth-resources .   

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Jordan Wall, CAO
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