SuperPark NOT confirmed in Parks and Recreation Master Plan: City of Fort St. John

first_imgFarris concludes by affirming the city’s current knowledge of the community’s wants and needs, saying he’s confident the process of shaping the Master Plan will be a positive one and looks forward to further consultation with the residents of Fort St. John. The review was an inventory of recreation infrastructure and its utilization – a partnership between Fort St. John, Taylor and the PRRD.This is said to help inform the Master Plan processThe review refers to the SuperPark and in part reads, “…recent precedents has shown that this type of amenity would likely be more successful as part of a larger multiplex facilty with higher traffic, cross-programming potentials, economies of staffing, operation overheads and shared use of support spaces…”Farris also acknowledges President of North Peace Family SuperPark Jaandi Roemer’s hard work in trying to solidify the facility, saying, “Her commitment to our community is what makes Fort St. John such a great place to live,” and says the city “look[s] forward to her continued involvement.”Advertisement “We haven’t started our master planning process,” says General Manager of Community Services Wally Ferris. “The SuperPark will be one of those items that have been asked for.”Some other requested items Farris refers to are a new gymnastic centre and a new indoor soccer pitch.He says City Council will make their final adjustments to the Recreation Master Plan once they complete the regulatory process – much of which will be in the form of public consultation.- Advertisement -“So making sure everyone is aware of what we have now, what’s required to keep it going and here’s what’s been asked for – what is the community’s priorities on those?”“Once the Master Plan is adopted by council, then budgets will be developed for council’s consideration.”In a distributed press release, Farris refers to the North Peace Sub-Regional – Recreation Facility Inventory and Assessment review as a possible culprit of the misinformation regarding the confirmed construction of the SuperPark within a new multiplex facility.Advertisementlast_img read more