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What more do you want for Port Moody parks? The city wants to know

Port Moody staff are looking for ideas on improving the city's public spaces, natural areas and other pieces of parkland.
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The large grass area in Port Moody's Rocky Point Park.

Port Moody has some great parks that provide recreational and social gathering space for local residents.

Rocky Point Park has the giant dock that juts out towards the Burrard Inlet waters, Old Orchard Park brings classic beach vibes and Westhill Park brings the community together for sports and nature.

But can any of them be improved on, or, possibly, could the city create more parks in open areas?

Port Moody has launched an online survey and will host an open house later this month in hopes of understanding what the public would like to see from local parks in the years to come.

According to a news release, this will help guide city council and help with the development of a draft long-term strategy for parkland and other open spaces.

"What types of parks and open spaces do you want to see in Port Moody? How should we allocate municipal funding for parkland? We want to hear your voice," the city's statement reads. 

"Over the next 30 years, the parkland strategy will provide a framework for decision-making and prioritization of investment in existing and new parkland such as parks, greenways, natural areas, and public open spaces. It will include priorities and actions to help us ensure that parkland is distributed across the city, with equal access for all to diverse spaces and amenities."

Among the topics Port Moody has laid out for future park system consideration include:

  • A community vision
  • Park and trail connectivity
  • Park amenities and programming
  • Parkland types and locations

Residents with thoughts, comments and concerns are encouraged to participate either in-person or through the online survey.

The open house will include information boards and maps, as well as Port Moody staff and consultants involved in the parkland strategy that will ultimately present to council.

The event is scheduled for April 19 at the Civic Centre Galleria (100 Newport Dr.) from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Engage Port Moody survey's deadline is May 7.

A paper survey option is also available and will be available at city hall between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting Tuesday (April 11), and must be returned by May 5.

For more information, you can visit the survey page or send an email to parks@portmoody.ca.