Parks on the Street

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Author: Sarah Holden

On Saturday, March 4th the MABRRI team along with VIU students and faculty facilitated a community engagement event, "Parks on the Street." From 10 am - 3 pm fourteen students worked the streets in Parksville, collecting data in the form of a questionnaire that will be used to inform further research for the Parks Master Plan and Survey Project. During this event students stationed across the City asked passersby three questions:

  1. What aspects of Parksville’s City Parks do you appreciate?
  2. What do you believe is currently missing from Parksville's City Parks?"
  3. What changes would you like to see occur in Parksville’s City Parks?

 Residents and visitors to the City were happy to engage with the team, making the exercise extremely successful. Preliminary information collected from this event was presented to Mayor and Council on Monday, March 6th. 

Masters of Community Planning student, Diana Jerop, said that she is “excited to be part of the VIU team working collaboratively with the City of Parksville and the Community to update the Master plan. The Planning on Street day was a success! I am happy that the community members were willing to speak to us about how they feel about their Parks. We look forward to getting more input from the community at the upcoming World Cafe event. 

We are all excited to carry the momentum forward into the World Cafe scheduled for March 25th.