Meadow Park is a natural playground located near the Royal Bay development at the corner of Latoria Road and Sparrowhawk Avenue. Five more parks are currently being envisioned for the area. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Series of new parks planned for Royal Bay

Construction expected to begin in the fall

A series of new interconnected parks and trails are in the works for the Royal Bay development in Colwood.

Five parks are currently envisioned for the Royal Bay – Latoria North area, and will increase pedestrian and cycling connections between neighbourhoods and new opportunities for people to be active throughout the municipality.

The plan, which was recently approved by council, includes natural parks – open spaces that provide both recreational opportunities and ecosystem functions such as restoring habitat connectivity between the forest and the shoreline, and managing the flow of stormwater.

There will also be neighbourhood parks, which will meet a range of community needs from quiet, contemplative spaces to active playgrounds, sports fields and areas for markets and festivals.

RELATED: Royal Bay development fast taking shape in Colwood

The first park is Meadow Park North which will be a continuation of the already existing Meadow Park (at the corner of Latoria Road and Sparrowhawk Avenue) with a greenway and trail connection to Meadow Park Green and beyond to Murray’s Pond. Meadow Park Green will be a hub for play and recreation, and will feature play structures, seating and open space activity areas.

Murray’s Pond Connector will include a trail that links Meadow Park North and Murray’s Pond Park. Trails in the park will create a connection between Ryder Hesjedal Way, Parkside Park, and the existing perimeter path that runs from Latoria Road above Royal Bay Secondary school.

North Ridge Park will have a walking trail through the sloped areas bordering the new Royal Bay neighbourhoods in Latoria North.

The construction of the parks will take place in segments as the Royal Bay development moves forward, beginning in the fall and is expected to continue for the next three to five years.

For more information visit colwood.ca.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

kendra.wong@goldstream gazette.com

Just Posted

Arguments ramp up against proposed Sooke daycare

Proposed Church Road facility clears the latest hurdle

UVic announces review into circumstances of fatal bus crash

Upcoming student trip on the same route not cancelled

Hundreds gather at fundraising kickoff for ‘Kings Park’ purchase

Campaign to raise $2.75 million for the District of Saanich underway

Saanich police injured while arresting suspect

Man accused of shoplifting pulls out a knife, struggles with arresting officers

Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to soar to soar over Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Red Arrows fly past Sept. 26 over the parliament and Inner Harbour

Third instance of Trudeau in skin-darkening makeup emerges

Another instance of Trudeau using makeup to darken his face has emerged, within 24 hours of the first

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

The report describes the occasion as an ‘Arabian Nights’-themed gala event

‘Troubling, insulting’: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacts to Trudeau’s brownface photo

Jagmeet Singh, leader of the New Democrats, responded with a call for love after Trudeau photos surface

Elderly B.C. man gets 10 years in prison for sexually abusing young daughters

WARNING: This story contains graphic details and is not appropriate for all readers

‘This is not a drill’: Whistler Blackcomb gets first snowfall of the season

The 7th Heaven Summit had a dusting of snow Tuesday morning

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

Most Read