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Public invited to hear update on Colliery Dam Park improvements

Summary

Residents are invited to hear about future improvement plans for Colliery Dam Park and provide their input at an upcoming open house on Saturday, April 1 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the park.

The Park Improvement Action Plan's goal is to update the park so it can stay current with changing park use and community needs. Information on the overall plan will be available for review at the open house and City staff will be on hand to answer questions and seek input.

Strategic Link: The Colliery Dam Park Improvement Plan supports the Recreation, Culture, Sports and Tourism priority by providing resources and space to facilitate the development of recreation, sport and culture in Nanaimo.

Key Points

  • The open house will be held on April 1 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Lower Lake – between the washrooms and old spillway.
  • The planned improvements for this year include artwork in the spillway area and locating a new fishing float and picnic shelter.

Quotes

"The City has been working with community groups such as the Harewood Neighbourhood Association and Colliery Dams Preservation Society since last year to implement the plan. We look forward to hearing what park users have to say about the proposed improvements."

Parks and Open Space Planner
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

Rob Lawrance
Parks and Open Space Planner
City of Nanaimo
250-755-7506
AL Britton
Manager of Parks
City of Nanaimo
250-755-7505

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