Mar 7, 2021

Projects Underway

Outdoor Theatre and Gathering Plaza
Expected completion 2022.
In July 2020, the City of Parksville received confirmation of the successful funding award of $1,263,521 through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream, for improvements to public spaces in the Parksville Community Park. The project includes construction of a new outdoor stage and a multi-use gathering space in the Parksville Community Park. These new spaces complement each other; the gathering plaza will be more contemplative, a space for people to meet for conversation and the outdoor performance stage will provide a focus for community and cultural events creating an exciting hub for entertainment and activity in the park. Construction of the gathering plaza will begin late 2021.

For more project info visit Let's Talk Parksville.

Bagshaw Street Upgrades
Expected completion summer 2021
Following engagement with businesses and residents on Bagshaw Street during summer 2020, the City has selected a streetscape configuration responsive to feedback. The selected design will provide passive traffic calming, an improved pedestrian experience and street parking. A summary of ‘what we heard’ during public engagement as well as information about the ultimate design for Bagshaw Street and how this design is responsive to the community’s needs are provided below. Tendering is anticipated in early 2021 with construction spring 2021.

What We Heard Report
Bagshaw Street Concept

Memorial and Hirst Avenues Upgrades Project
The City is planning to upgrade the utilities and streetscapes of Memorial and Hirst Avenues between Alberni Highway and McMillan Street. This project will proceed together to allow for greater construction efficiency and cost savings. The City will request proposals for these projects soon with construction anticipated to begin in the spring.

For more project info and updates visit Let's Talk Parksville.

Parksville Community Park Stormwater Management Master Plan
Expected completion spring 2021
Following the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund award of $168,300 for this project, the City has undertaken a rigorous program of field investigations, historical research, climate change forecasting, sea level rise modeling, and design work. Care has been taken to coordinate this master plan with the City’s 25-year vision for the park to best support future expansion and maximize functionality of existing park amenities. The master plan is undergoing final review and will be made available in early 2021.

Moss Avenue Upgrade
Expected completion 2021
Project drawings
This project will be re-tendered.

Rathtrevor Trail Development
The City continues to work with the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to address the need for better pedestrian and cyclist connectivity from Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and the Resort Drive area to downtown Parksville and the Parksville Community Park. Multiplex design options

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