Sooke River Park plan gets green light

Agricultural Land Commission allows multi-use trail on agricultural land

  • Dec. 23, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Sooke district council has given the go-ahead for the development of Sooke River Park, which will include a multi-use trail project, horseshoe pitches and a parking lot.

The final piece of the puzzle fell into place last week when the Agricultural Land Commission approved the trail project, which will connect to the Galloping Goose trail from its access point at Kirby Road to Highway 14 at Sooke River Road Park.

The Sooke Horseshoe Club will build four to six pitches on the property, with room for expansion.

The park is located across the street from Fred Milne Park on 5.6 hectares of property which the district bought in 2010.

Last week, council decided to officially dedicate the property as park, even though any zoning can contain a park without changes through a bylaw.

Acting mayor Kevin Parsons said it would be better to have everything in proper order moving forward. The move is just a housekeeping measure on the district’s part with minor changes to the official community plan and other bylaws.

 

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