Town of Comox Welcomes Input on its First Parks and Trails Master Plan

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Town of Comox residents are invited to share their ideas for the future of parks and trails. Ideas received will help shape the Town’s first Parks and Trails Master Plan, which will guide how the Town improves its parks and trails over the next decade and beyond.

“We are very excited to kick off our inaugural plan by engaging in this community process to explore parks and trails today and develop a strong vision and plan for the future,” said Comox Mayor, Nicole Minions. “As Comox continues to grow, it’s important we consider community needs, emerging trends, and opportunities to provide high-quality parks, active outdoor recreation and trail experiences for our residents to enjoy.

The initial phase of engagement is focused on gathering ideas from the community, including how residents use Comox parks and trails today and their ideas for a future network that is inclusive and sustainable. This initial input will inform the draft directions to be explored in Phase 2 of the process planned for later in the summer of 2024.

Over the next month, residents can share their input by dropping in at the open house on Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at d’Esterre Seniors’ Centre or watch for pop-up events in parks and community places throughout the month of April. For a listing of all these events, a community survey and a community mapping activity, visit engagecomoxvalley.ca/comoxparks. To support the engagement efforts, the Town will also be engaging with K’ómoks First Nation and local interest groups.

 “We encourage everyone to come out and participate in our comprehensive engagement initiative: Let’s Talk Parks and Trails! As we embark on creating the Town’s first Parks and Trails Master Plan, it is important to us that it reflects the ideas of Comox residents. We’re excited to create a strong foundation for our future parks and trails planning and development,” expressed Mayor Minions.   

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Media Contact:
Nicole Minions, Comox Mayor 
nminions@comox.ca
250-339-2202
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Robbie Nall, Parks Manager
rnall@comox.ca
250-339-2421