Apr 6, 2020

Projects Underway

Hirst Avenue West Streetscape and Utility Upgrades Project
Expected completion 2020
Conceptual design options have been completed for this project and are being reviewed by engineering staff. Construction is preliminarily anticipated to begin spring 2020.

Memorial Avenue Streetscape and Utility Upgrades Project
Completion expected 2020
Following a robust public engagement initiative and thorough review of the 34 memorial trees that line this iconic street, several conceptual design options have been developed that deliver on the project’s mandate to maintain the elm trees and enhance their health. A report evaluating these concepts and providing a recommendation has been prepared and will be put before Council in the near future. For more information about this project and how to participate please visit

Design Concept




Moss Avenue Upgrade Project drawings
(Detailed Design)
Completion 2020
The Moss Avenue upgrade project will move forward in 2020 following Council direction expected in the spring.

Pym Street/ Forsyth Avenue Upgrades Project drawings
(Detail Design)
Expected completion TBD
On Pym Street, the works will include replacing approximately 250 metres of existing asbestos cement (AC) watermain and rebuilding 300 metres of roadway from Forsyth Avenue to approximately Humphrey Road. If funding is available, the project may also provide new streetlight infrastructure which will replace existing BC Hydro street lights leased by the City. On Forsyth Avenue, approximately 170 metres of AC watermain will be replaced and a formalized drainage system will be installed from the Pym Street intersection to Cameron Street. The 95% design drawings are complete and available for viewing and comment by residents directly impacted by the work; please respond by Friday, February 7. Tendering of the project is planned for spring 2020; however, the award of the construction contract is subject to Council approval.

Springwood Park Pickleball Courts
A siting study was completed for this project and the feasibility of utilizing alternative funding sources and locations within the City is now being explored.

Parksville Community Park Stormwater Management Master Plan
A grant application to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund was submitted and is currently in the peer review stage. If successful, FCM would match the City’s funds for this project, doubling the project budget.

Foster Park Picnic Shelter
The project consultant, Timberlake-Jones Engineering, is wrapping up detailed structural, electrical and civil site designs. Construction is preliminarily anticipated to begin either fall 2019 or spring 2020.

Fire Department Training Grounds Upgrades
Engineering assisted the fire department to plan upgrades to their training grounds on Franklin’s Gull Road. The fire department will now manage the construction of additional infrastructure for the site to complement the facilities already in place and provide an authentic training environment.

Rathtrevor Trail Development
Engineering staff are in ongoing discussions with the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to jointly address the need for better pedestrian and bicyclist connectivity from Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and the Resort Drive area to downtown Parksville and the Parksville Community Park.
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