Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Maffeo Sutton Park Open House


 Maffeo Sutton Park
Aug. 22 & Sept. 11 4 - 8 pm

The City of Nanaimo is working to further improve Maffeo Sutton Park. Now the busiest park in Nanaimo, Maffeo Sutton Park has developed over the last 40 years from an industrial site into Nanaimo’s destination waterfront park. Two public open houses will be held to discuss the future of the park. On Wednesday, August 22nd, 4-8 pm the first public open house will be held under the Spirit Tent. The second open house will take place on Tuesday, September 11th.

The original Maffeo Sutton Park Improvement Plan was developed in 2008 with significant public input. The Maffeo Sutton Park Spirit Square opened in 2009 and was the first phase of park improvements. However, since 2008, 2.3 acres of property at 150 Comox Road has been added to Maffeo Sutton Park and the context of the park has changed. Therefore, City Council has initiated an update to the future phases of the plan. It is an opportune time to step back and develop a vision for the future of Nanaimo’s premier waterfront and special event park. Over the summer of 2012, public and stakeholder input is being gathered to assess the parks successes, weaknesses, and future directions. This input will help to develop an updated improvement plan for the park.

Nanaimo City Council and Parks Recreation and Culture staff are keen to hear your input as we move forward in planning for Maffeo Sutton Park. 2012 is the time to brainstorm for what will happen next in the park. What would make Maffeo Sutton Park better and what should the priorities for improvements be?

Can’t make these dates? Not a problem, there are many ways you can communicate your ideas for the park. Fill out an online survey http://svy.mk/N3wpQQ or talk to one of our park visitor surveyors in the park during the summer. You can also email your opinions and input to parks@nanaimo.ca or call 250-756-5200.

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