The bike park would be situated among the trees in the top quarter of John Phillips Memorial Park.

Bike skills park is a go

District of Sooke authorizes use of John Memorial Phillips Park for new all-ages bike park

Big smiles erupted on the faces of cycling enthusiasts at the regular council meeting on March 26.

Two groups, the Sooke Slow Food Cycle and the Sooke Bike Club, put in a proposal to the District of Sooke to build and maintain a bike skills park in John Phillips Memorial Park.

Council recommended that staff develop and approve a Licence of Occupation Agreement with the Sooke Bike Club for the bike skills park.

The Sooke Bike Club is intending to administer the site and work with staff to ensure the design, inspections and safety requirements are met and an acceptable plan for ongoing maintenance is developed and implemented. Insurance is to be taken care of by the licence holder, which is the bike club.

The park area to be used for the bike skills park is 1.8 hectares and will be located between Rhodonite Drive to the north and Tara Road to the east with Townsend Road on the westerly perimeter. The proposal is supported by the Parks and Trails Master Plan 2009.

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