The municipality of Summerland is hosting a second public open house on the Summerland Rodeo Grounds.
The open house is scheduled for Feb. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre, 9525 Wharton St.
At the first round of community engagement discussions, 56 people attended a stakeholder workshop and open house. In addition, 436 people responded to an online survey.
The Feb. 28 open house will have concepts on display. Municipal staff and design consultants will speak about the project.
The concepts will be posted on the project website as well as an online survey will be open from Feb. 28 to March 15, at www.summerland.ca/rodeo-grounds- master-plan.
The consultants will compile the results to develop one recommended concept with associated costs. The final report will also include options and recommendations for rodeo grounds management and operations.
The Summerland Rodeo Grounds is a 30-hectare rustic special-purpose park facility with two riding rings, grandstands, animal stalls, clubhouse, seasonal concession cook shack, seasonal washroom building with showers, and large open spaces. The facility is used for equine activities, clinics and events, rustic weddings, family reunions, special events and staging areas for sporting events.
The property is also a main trailhead for an incredible network of trails used for walking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, dog walking, and snowshoeing on the Trans Canada Trail and Conkle Mountain.
The expected outcomes of the Summerland Rodeo Grounds Master Plan are to provide a long-term vision for this property, provide staff with direction on property operations and management and provide recommendations for operational requirements and capital investments including costing over the next 15 years.
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