Beach stair design up for public review

Public information session to review stair design at Sunray Road

Parksville is hosting a public information session to review the proposed design for stairs to the beach at the end of Sunray Road.

A public demand for beach access was identified in the area in the 2005 Parks and Open Space Master Plan and the city has commissioned Herold Engineering Ltd to design and manage the construction within the Sunray public right of way.

They plan to construct stairs from structural marine grade aluminum with concrete stair treads with the alignment taking the existing steep terrain and obstacles into account.

The design is almost complete and the city’s engineering department will be on hand to explain it and answer questions.

Drawings are on the city’s website at

The session will be held on March 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre forum.