Tuesday, November 9, 2021
File Number: 
2021-25

PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City celebrated the transfer of ownership of Onni’s Amenity Land contribution to the City of Pitt Meadows with an official ribbon cutting. This new park land acquisition comes ahead of the finalization of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Master Plan in November.

As part of the development of the Golden Ears Business Park phases 3 and 4, Onni Group Developments provided a significant amenity contribution to the City, consisting of 13 acres of green space adjacent to the Pitt Meadows Athletic Park. This includes eight acres of park land and five acres of an enhanced trail network, with an estimated value of $22.5 million.

“One of the key priorities of our PRC master planning process has been to find ways to expand and enhance our parks, recreation, arts and culture amenities for residents of all ages and all abilities,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “We are very proud of this new park land and we are excited to see the community enjoy it for years to come.”

 “This amenity land contribution is a unique arrangement that reserves more green space and recreational opportunities for our community,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “The location of the new land allows the opportunity to expand the Athletic Park, and the enhanced trail network will provide further connectivity for walkers, joggers and cyclists.”

The detailed plans for this new park land have not yet been determined, however it will be a priority for the new PRC Advisory Committee the City plans to establish in 2022. The establishment of the committee is one of the recommendations of the new PRC Master Plan, which the City has been developing in consultation with residents and community groups over the last year. The PRC Master Plan will be finalized at a Council Meeting later this month and will help guide parks, recreation, arts and culture programs, amenities, facilities, and services in the community for the next 15 years.

For more information about the PRC Master Plan process, visit pittmeadows.ca/prcmasterplan.

A map of the new amenity land can be seen below.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca

 

 

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