City upgrades to the trails in the Parksville Wetlands will continue into the new year.
Beginning Jan. 4, 2022, city crews will complete a loop on the north side of the railway line through the Parksville Wetlands, and connect the Hirst Avenue/Renz Road corner to the end of Despard Avenue. This work, expected to take up to six weeks, will complete a 2.3-kilometre trail loop within the wetlands.
The development of a trail system within the wetlands is a priority for the city.
As climate change contributes to drier summers, it is critical to provide access for maintenance, emergency vehicles and fire protection for the Parksville Wetlands and surrounding areas.It is also important to provide formal access for users to enjoy the city’s parks.
Those using the park are asked to respect signage which advises of any trail closures and to keep dogs on leashes to avoid conflict with equipment.
– NEWS Staff, submitted