Beban Park master plan in works

NANAIMO – City staff looking for public input to master plan for future Beban Park.

The city wants to hear ideas from public to help prepare a master plan for the future of Beban Park.

This year marks the park’s 60th anniversary of the city’s purchase of the Beban estate in 1953. In six decades the park has undergone numerous changes and continues its evolution.

City staff are planning for increasing demand on the park from a growing population over the next 20 years and is looking for input from the public, such as why users visit the park, ways to improve the park and services and what features and services should be maintained.

Interviews with park licence holders such the Beban Park Golf Course nad the Vancouver Island Exhibition, user groups and staff will be conducted until early June.

Park visitors will also be canvassed through a survey, available online or in hard copy.

Two public input sessions are also scheduled at Beban Park Social Centre for June 4, 4-9 p.m. and at Beban’s Altrusa Playground June 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To complete the online survey, please visit the survey website at http://cnan.ca/11Tww5U or visit the City of Nanaimo website at www.nanaimo.ca and enter ‘Beban Park Master Plan’ in the website search box.

For more information about Nanaimo parks, recreation and culture, please visit www.nanaimo.ca or call 250-756-5200.