Robinson Property concepts ready for viewing

16 May 2019

The City 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 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,” says Len Robson, Public Works Manager. “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 that are active on the site such as pickleball and horseshoes, the community-at-large as well as on the direction provided in the 2018 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. 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,” says 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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