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Draft #2

over 2 years ago

With the availability of Draft #2, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is nearing the finish line. Because this plan will guide the actions of the City for the next 10 years, it is important that residents support the recommendations. How close do you think the plan is to being finished? Does it include the right elements? Do you agree with the recommendations?

Consultation has concluded

  • Sandra Smith over 1 year ago
    Our parks and public lands need to be maintained and added to on a continuing basis. All sports, including, walking, running, tennis, team sports, canoeing, etc. can be accommodated as long as we have the parkland. The City is allowing massive infill in a small city as Penticton is a desirable place to live. It will lose that desirability if the green space is reduced. Street parking is becoming a major issue and takes away from the green ambiance. Parks are needed, especially now we are cramming more and more homes into smaller spaces without play space. Play space is necessary for adults as well as children.Commercial uses of parks, often destroys park spaces, Licenses and oversight is required. Every bit of park/public land lost becomes destruction of our community.When this Plan is finalized, if ever, let us make sure we stick to it and not allow the creep.
  • Tennis buff over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure. For a community that promotes health and fitness, the opportunities (offerings) for court activities during winter is severely lacking. The addition of an all-weather tennis structure would definitely provide these opportunities as well as promote tennis in school curriculum programs during winter. I'm sure those courts would be very busy in winter!
  • djones over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure.
  • Ron Stacy over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure especially since tennis is a year-round sport for all ages.
  • LVB over 2 years ago
    The emphasis on linking and enhancing the great network of trails (biking, walking, running, etc.) is heartening. These trails are a big draw for visitors, and a delight to locals. The Airport Beach area is a dangerous choke point that needs to be solved and the report identifies this.
  • LVB over 2 years ago
    The Penticton Tennis Club needs a good, long-term home with at least four quality courts with lights and a small club house. At present, the membership makes do with four deteriorating courts and a crumbling building with no guarantees for the future. In a good home, a strong club is a big draw for the community: summer lessons for kids, active adult members, hosting tournaments that draw people to the city, and more. While the number of public courts is adequate, a good club offers a focal point.
  • Tennis bubble over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure.
  • Scott Horton over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft  proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure.
  • JimS over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure. One only needs to see the number of people of all ages using our tennis courts when the weather permits to know that there is a large and enthusiastic tennis community in Penticton. A year round facility for tennis would be a great enhancement of winter recreational activities in our city.
  • JMorris over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure.
  • Court Hound over 2 years ago
    I am a resident of Oliver who visits Penticton every week to play tennis in the well organized leagues of the Penticton Tennis Club. I do much of my weekly shopping in Penticton during these tennis visits. I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that "Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages." I would like to see the City put a higher priority in establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure. I can confirm that there are many tennis players in the South Okanagan who travel as far as Omak, Washington to play tennis indoors in the winter. I have no doubt that an indoor tennis facility in Penticton would attract tennis players from around the Region, keeping tennis dollars in Canada and helping to boost the local economy.
  • sharonr over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure.
  • Pam Ouellette over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton.
  • Chris Tolley over 2 years ago
    Penticton has some tennis and pickleball courts, so there is some unorganized tennis in the city. The courts at Skaha are very nice. The ones on Power, not so much. These facilities provide for unorganized, ad-hoc tennis. That being said, the only organized tennis is provided The Penticton Tennis Club (PTC), which is having a hard time building a proper foundation for its services to the community. The public club, run by volunteers needs proper courts for the junior instruction, club tournaments, leagues, lessons and other organized activities it provides.Penticton, through the PTC should at least be able to host tennis tournaments that can accept non local entrants. In the current state of the PTC, the work and enthusiasm of volunteers makes up for the condition of the facilities. I think some higher priority should be given to providing a proper environment for building the tennis and pickleball community in Penticton.
  • moshaver over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure.
  • raggar over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure.
  • jwkocsis over 2 years ago
    I agree with the draft proposal on page vii that “ Tennis is growing in popularity in BC; it is a relatively affordable sport, and a tennis centre would support participation by all ages.” I would like to see the City put a higher priority to establishing 6 new courts in Penticton with the ability to add an all-weather tennis structure.
  • hodsonb52 over 2 years ago
    Tennis needs to be given a higher priority on the plan. It is a lifelong sport; elementary schools kids are getting sessions now (Columbia Elem.), both high schools have tennis teams (Maggie's team has participated in Provincial level tournaments), and many 70 - 80 years olds continue to enjoy tennis every week. Thank you.
  • Wayne over 2 years ago
    The plan has two areas that make it overly complex.First, it's pretty clear that residents don't want any further commercial uses in our parks. That should be explicitly stated.Second, the process for two tiered pricing is overly complex and should be deleted. Council to council discussions are not needed for an issue like this.
  • Gillhunn over 2 years ago
    In the draft #2 plan it talks about the Yacht and tennis club, which no longer exists. The marine side and the tennis club separated years ago! Which part are you planning to revitalize? There is no mentioned of negotiating a new lease for the tennis club, which I understand is up for renewal in March 2018, yet there are plans for lawn bowling two years in advance.