New vi­sion sought for Robin­son Prop­erty

Penticton Herald - - OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN -

The city is seek­ing help from the pub­lic to shape the fu­ture of the prop­erty around the Pen­tic­ton Se­niors’ Drop-In Cen­tre.

The orig­i­nal six-acre Robin­son Prop­erty was granted to the city in 1982 and ded­i­cated as a park. In ad­di­tion to the se­niors’ cen­tre, it now also plays host to horse­shoe pits, pick­le­ball courts and bocce fields.

Due to the de­mand from new user groups in­ter­ested in set­ting up there, the new Parks and Re­cre­ation Mas­ter Plan rec­om­mended cre­at­ing a site­spe­cific mas­ter plan for the prop­erty, a process ap­proved by coun­cil in Septem­ber.

“The city is un­der­tak­ing a very in­clu­sive process for the de­vel­op­ment of the plan,” Mayor An­drew Jakubeit said in a press re­lease.

“Not only are we com­mit­ted to work­ing closely with the ex­ist­ing users of the site in­clud­ing the Pen­tic­ton Se­niors’ Drop-in Cen­tre So­ci­ety, we are also in­ter­ested in hear­ing ideas from the com­mu­nity at large. If you have a vi­sion or idea on how we can en­hance this com­mu­nity park and as­set, we hope you will par­tic­i­pate in the process.”

A pair of work­shops are planned for Oct. 24 and 29 to help with the ex­er­cise. To reg­is­ter, email get­con­nected@pen­tic­ton.ca or call JoAnne Kleb at 250-490-2586.

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