Robinson Property concepts ready for viewing

NEWS RELEASE

The City of Penticton has completed the concepts for the Robinson Property Park Master Plan and is ready to share them with the community. The new Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee had the first look at their meeting on Thursday, February 14 and now residents are invited to provide their thoughts.

“We created three versions for the community to consider. One that maximizes the amenities, one that maximizes the green space and one that balances the two,” said Public Works Manager, Len Robson. “We are asking citizens to look at the concepts, tell us which features they like and don’t like so that we can prepare a recommended version.”

The concepts were based on input from representatives of the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, recreation groups like pickleball and horseshoes and the community-at-large.  The need for a long-term vision for the plan was a recommendation in the 2018 Parks and Recreation Master Plan because of interest in expanding the amenities at the site.

“The site is fairly well established as a recreation hub and this is something that participants have told us they want to see continue,” said Robson. “There is also a desire to enhance the natural features of the park and include things like community gardens and gathering spaces that are more in line with the design guidelines in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. We are looking forward to hearing what the community thinks is the right mix for this special property.”

Residents can look at the concepts now on shapeyourcitypenticton.ca and attend one of the open houses coming up at the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre on March 7 from 6 pm to 8 pm and March 9 from 10 am to 12 pm. The City will be collecting feedback on the concepts until March 24.

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Contacts:

Len Robson                                                                        Philip Cooper
Public Works Manager                                                       Communication Manager
City of Penticton                                                                 City of Penticton
(250) 490-2543                                                                   (250) 490-2583