From the CRD Website:
Important…be sure to fill out the online survey!!
Cecelia Ravine – Draft Plan in Development
Cecelia Ravine is four hectares in area consisting of three City parks – Cecelia Ravine Park, Viaduct Park, and Cecelia Cove Park. The area is home to Cecelia Creek and migratory bird habitat, as well as the City’s award-winning Burnside Gorge Community Centre. Located between Burnside Road and the north side of the Selkirk Trestle, Cecelia Ravine is considered to be a gateway to the City of Victoria for pedestrians and cyclists who use the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
Additional space will be available in the future. In July 2010, City Council passed a resolution to have the building at 3130 Napier Lane deconstructed and converted into community open space. The work is anticipated to begin in December.
Based on valuable community input at a spring open house and a Trail Day information booth in April, the City of Victoria is developing a management plan to guide future improvements to Cecelia Ravine. The goal is to create a safe and enjoyable park that protects and enhances the creek and surrounding parklands.
The community was invited to an open house on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at the Burnside Gorge Community Center to learn more and provide input on proposed improvements such as safer trail access points; new community garden space; nature and wildlife interpretation; a strategy to manage invasive species; a bike road safety learning area; an off-road bike skills park; outdoor fitness stations; and a hard surface sports court.
If you were unable to attend the open house, the displays will be available for viewing online below and at the Parks office in Beacon Hill Park between Friday, November 26 and Friday, December 3, 2010. To arrange an appointment, please call 250.361.0600 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or email email@example.com.
Below is the fact sheet that was mailed to the surrounding community, inviting them to attend the open house.
OPEN HOUSE: Proposed Improvements to Cecelia Ravine – [PDF 277KB]
Registration is not required. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Free childcare will be available.
Take the opportunity to provide input on proposed improvements such as:
- safer trail access points
- new community garden space
- nature and wildlife interpretation
- a strategy to manage invasive species
- a bike road safety learning area
- an off-road bike skills park
- outdoor fitness stations
- a hard surface sports court.
If you are unable to attend the open house, the displays will be available for viewing between Friday, November 26 and Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Parks office in Beacon Hill Park. Surveys can be submitted until Friday, December 3. To arrange an appointment, please call 250.361.0600 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also be able to view the displays and complete the survey online as of Friday, November 26, 2010.
Below is a fact sheet that will be mailed to the surrounding community, inviting them to attend the open house.
Cecelia Ravine Open House Display Panels – Part 1 – [PDF 1.5MB]
Cecelia Ravine Open House Display Panels – Part 2 – [PDF 704KB]
Your input is valuable to us. Using the display panels, please tell us what you think by completing this online survey. The deadline to submit a survey is Friday, December 3, 2010.
Input from the community will help inform a management plan for Cecelia Ravine. The plan will be presented to City Council for consideration in the New Year.
All information above referenced from the CRD website page on the proposed Cecelia Ravine Park upgrades.