The playground at Gyro Park sat flooded earlier in December. Saanich is looking to improve access to the popular park in 2013.

Saanich looks at revamping Gyro Park

A redevelopment plan for Cadboro-Gyro Park will see development of its own.

A redevelopment plan for Cadboro-Gyro Park will see development of its own.

Saanich is hosting a private facilitated workshop in January to help fine-tune details of the commissioned concept plan for the park, published in June 2011.

It could see phase one of the plan add new wheelchair access to the beach, as well as see the redevelopment of the walkway along the edge of the beach.

However, before the shovel hits the sand, user groups including Saanich Parks, the Cadboro Bay Residents Association’s parks committee, representatives from the University of Victoria and the Boy Scouts will join the focused discussion into final plans for the 59-year-old park.

“I am excited about the potential for making some changes to the park,” said Terry Morrison, vice chair of the CBRA. “This is the first step in producing a long-term development plan for the park.”

This meeting is not open to the public, but Morrison hopes to take the public input gathered to date to the meeting. He also hopes members of the public continue to chime in with as much information as possible.

“Public input is really what we are looking for,” Morrison continued. “We are hoping to direct (it) back into the concept plan and make sure it is a plan everyone can support.”

Saanich Parks is looking to bring the final 20-year plan to Saanich council sometime in the first half of 2013. Anyone looking to add their input to the project can contact the CBRA at cadborobay.net.

alim@vicnews.com

 

 

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