Qualicum Beach offers land to RDN for recreational purposes

While the Regional District of Nanaimo board contemplates how to proceed with the recreational infrastructure priorites in District 69, the Town of Qualicum Beach is doing its best to help out.

At the town’s recent regular council meeting, council approved a motion to direct staff to notify the RDN of a willingness to entertain allocating lands for the purposes of expansion of Ravensong Pool and creation of an Oceanside indoor and outdoor sport recreation facility complex through a long-term lease arrangements.

Upgrading the Ravensong Pool, constructing a rubberized track and field surface at Ballenas Secondary, and building of a multi-sport facility are priorities that are underscored in the District 69 Recreation Services Master Plan that was developed and completed last year.

Based on the master plan, the District 69 Recreation Commission recommended RDN board to direct staff to begin on work on the much-needed recreational facilities and suggested forming a sub-committee to review the priorities. But on Feb. 19, at the RDN board’s committee of the whole, directors decided to shelve the plan for now as they felt more discussions have to take place.

Qualicum Beach has also taken the initiative to look at the feasibility of turning two of its community playing fields from natural grass to an all-season synthetic turf which is also one of the regional priorities listed in the RDN’s 2018 recreational master plan.

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