YOU decide what Millennium Park should look like

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
April 14th, 2011

 A ‘design charrette’ held last night to begin determining the ultimate configuration of Millennium Park drew roughly 70 residents to the Community Forum.

City councilor Kevin Chernoff said there were, “lots of interesting ideas floated,” including an outdoor exercise area, a BMX park, a lazy river, an enhanced beach, a memorial wall, and more.
“Some people suggested gazebos, and someone said it would be great to have a portable structure for an outdoor, seasonal café,” Chernoff said. “A lot of it boiled down to making it a bit more of a destination; a place where you could go for a full day, maybe swim a bit, have a bite to eat …”
He said the information thus gathered will, today, be used to create a variety of scenarios, which will be presented this evening during the second portion of the charrette, to be held in the Community Forum between 6 and 8 p.m.
“Now it’s question of seeing how much we can incorporate into our master plan,” Chernoff said. “There are some options that are pretty much shovel-ready, like the Rotary Club’s exercise area, and others that would require more planning and budgeting.
All residents are encouraged to attend tonight to help the city determine which options would best suit the Castlegar public.
For more information, contact City hall at 250-365-7227.

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