Parks plan goes before public

The public will have a chance to review the plan, titled It Starts In Your Parks, March 2

Coldstream residents have an opportunity to play with plans for local parks.

Since taking over responsibility of its parks in 2014 from Greater Vernon, Coldstream has put together a master plan which is being presented to residents.

The public will have a chance to review the plan, titled It Starts In Your Parks, March 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the municipal office.

“It’s not a final document,” said Trevor Seibel, Coldstream’s chief administrative officer. “The step now is to take it to the public to get feedback.”

The plan looks at various subjects including safe access to parks and open space, maintenance levels, acquisition and development.

There is also a note to investigate viable options for the Women’s Institute Hall for the ongoing operation and maintenance in order to satisfy current user groups and individuals.

“Consider development of a reserve fund for future replacement of the Women’s Institute Hall when the existing facility can no longer meet community demand,” reads the plan.