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City of Castlegar Launches Public Engagement Process to Gather Ideas & Renew Brandson Neighbourhood Park

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
April 25th, 2024

The City of Castlegar is initiating a public engagement process to renew Brandson Neighbourhood Park located at 2412 6th Avenue which aims to create an accessible and inclusive park that is welcoming to everyone.

The City wants to hear ideas from the community on what it wants to see and asks the question: if you could shape the space, what would you like to see at Brandson Park? The ideas and input you share will help the project team understand what the community would like to see and help build a new vision for the future of the park. The City engagement is focussed on hearing ideas from the broader community for this park space and how the stories and history of this park can be celebrated.

Brandson Neighbourhood Park is adjacent to a mixed-use residential development currently under construction.

When this development was approved, the City committed to:
• dedicate the space as Park land by bylaw under Section 30 of the Community Charter.
• engage the community to determine what the community prefers in terms of the park space; and
• reach out to local historians and community members to capture the history of the park and commemorate the story on site.

“We’ve planned ‘picnic in the park’ events where people can see Brandson Park as it is, and dream about ideas for its future,” said Project Manager, Anne Simonen.“ We will be engaging the community in all stages of this project including prioritizing park possibilities, building the vision for its future, developing conceptual options, and identifying the preferred final design.”

How to Get Involved
PICNIC IN THE PARK
Join us to share your thoughts while having a picnic in the park. Food and beverages will be provided.
Location: Brandson Park, 2412 6th Avenue.
Date/time: Tuesday, May 7 from noon to 7 p.m.
Logistics: Parking is available at Living Waters Faith Fellowship at 2329 6th Avenue.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS THROUGH A SURVEY
Share your thoughts by taking a short five-minute survey: Online at castlegar.ca/brandsonpark
In hard copy at City Hall, located at 460 Columbia Avenue.

SHARE STORIES AND HISTORY
Help us build a timeline of the history of the Park and capture stories at castlegar.ca/brandsonpark.

LEARN MORE
Find all the project-related information at castlegar.ca/brandsonpark.
The City expects engagement and project planning will be complete by the fall and construction at the park will occur in the spring of 2025.
The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.

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