Children splash around Swalwell Park. The District of Lake Country is developing a new parks and recreation master plan for the community.

Children splash around Swalwell Park. The District of Lake Country is developing a new parks and recreation master plan for the community.

Parks public input sought

Party in the Park will be held Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Beasley Park in Lake Country

A Party in the Park is the kick-off event for public engagement on a new parks and recreation master plan for Lake Country.

The event will be held Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Beasley Park.

“Rather than your typical open house to get public input, we’d like to invite the community to come play and have some fun in one of the destination parks in Lake Country,” said Greg Buchholz, director of infrastructure services.

“Come play is the theme for the parks and recreation master plan so we’d like there to be some fun and recreational activities for everyone of all ages to get involved in during the public engagement process. We need everyone out there Sept. 19.”

The event will include food, activities and music as well as prizes.

Do your own 30-second video clip on what you would do with $1 million for parks and recreation. The Imagination Nook will share ideas through graphic facilitation and model-making and there will be a mapping exercise based on individual perceptions and experiences in Lake Country

An indoor workshop will allow residents to share ideas and use electronic voting to set community priorities

There will be one-hour workshops at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Register in advance and get a reusable sports drink bottle (250-766-5650 ext. 208)

Complete the Come Play Online survey  to be entered in a grand prize draw for a $250 gift certificate to Lake Country Cycle.

“Residents’ input on parks and recreation spaces, facilities, trails, programs and services offered by the district will help the municipality make important decisions on future community investment,” said Mayor James Baker.