Input sought on Rainbow Road Recreation Centre site plans

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Salt Spring Islanders are invited to weigh in on three conceptual designs for the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre site.

Designs are part of the Salt Spring Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) process to develop a 20-year master plan for the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre site.

PARC says in a March 15 press release that the project was identified as a priority in its 2019 strategic plan in response to the community’s desire for increased access to indoor recreation facilities. Conceptual designs for the 3.16-hectare (7.82-acre) property were created in response to an initial round of public engagement with key stakeholders and a public survey.

The three designs are available on the PARC rec centre master plan page and are displayed in the rec centre lobby.

All three options have space allotted for a pool facility expansion to include a leisure/therapy pool. Two of the designs envision outdoor tennis courts while one includes pickleball courts as well. Other amenities range from indoor and outdoor multi-sport spaces to a disc golf course to playgrounds. The existing dog park is moved in all three options.

Public feedback on the draft plans is being gathered until April 4. Feedback will then be compiled to develop one draft master plan that will be presented to PARC for final consideration. 

“The site master plan will assess current and future capacity needs to identify suitable expansion opportunities,” PARC adds. “This plan will inform a phased capital planning approach for new facilities and program amenities based on input provided from First Nations, key stakeholders and the public.”

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