See the draft Robinson Property Master Plan

NEWS RELEASE

The City has prepared a draft of the Robinson Property Master Plan for residents to view at one of two upcoming open houses. The first open house will run from 5 pm to 7 pm on May 29 and the second will run from 9 am to 1:30 pm as part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre on June 1.

“This plan aims to build on the tradition of the site as a recreation hub for seniors while enhancing the natural setting of the park,” says Len Robson, Manager of Public Works. “We’re looking forward to hearing if we have hit the right balance.”

The draft plan consolidates the feedback collected from 153 residents on three preliminary concepts shared in March. Some of the key features of the consolidated draft include:

  • Room to expand the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre pending necessary approvals
  • Four more pickleball courts as approved by Council in 2015 bringing the total to eight
  • A feature sculpture and new park sign
  • A natural area with shaded seating and a community garden
  • Protection of the trees in the arboretum
  • A walking path with outdoor fitness equipment
  • Reconfiguration of the entrance and expansion of the parking area to add 50 parking stalls
  • Continued support for the bocce ball and horseshoe enthusiasts

The next step is to share this draft of the plan with the community before reviewing it with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for a recommendation and then Council for approval. “We want to check in with the community to ensure that the draft we are putting forward to the Parks Committee and Council accurately reflects what we heard from the public,” says Robson. “We also want to thank the members of the clubs on the site and the residents and businesses in the surrounding area for participating in this process.”

The results of the feedback from the engagement activities in March as well as a copy of the draft plan are now available on www.shapeyourcitypenticton.ca.

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Contacts:

Len Robson
Manager of Public Works
City of Penticton
250-490-2543

JoAnne Kleb
Engagement Strategist
City of Penticton
250-490-2586