A Party in the Park' scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015 is the kick-off event for public engagement on a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the community.

"Rather than your typical Open House to get public input, we'd like to invite the community to Come Play! and have some fun in one of the destination parks in Lake Country," said Director of Infrastructure Services, Greg Buchholz. "Come Play! is the theme for the Parks and Recreation Master Plan so we'd like there to be some fun and recreational activities for everyone of all ages to get involved in during the public engagement process. We need everyone out there September 19th."

"Residents' input on parks and recreation spaces, facilities, trails, programs and services offered by the District of Lake Country will help the municipality make important decisions on future community investment," said Mayor James Baker. "We want people to come out to the Party in the Park' event for some family fun and to let us know what they value about parks and recreation in the community. The Master Plan will guide planning and decision-making related to parks and recreation for the next 20 years."

Party in the Park is a FREE event!

DATE: Saturday, September 19th

TIME: 11 am to 3 pm

WHERE: Beasley Park (3450 Woodsdale Rd., Lake Country, BC)

WHAT's Happening:

Food: hot dogs, corn on the cob, fresh harvest apples
Activities: Gladiator obstacle challenge, Face painting, Ogopogo crawlzone, Crafts, Cribbage, Seniors Activity info & demos; Activity Guide program info & demos
Music in the park
COME PLAY! input stations
Get your free passport card and receive a stamp for each input station you complete. Enter your passport into a draw for a prize!
Do your own 30 second video clip on what you would do with $1 million for parks & rec
"Imagination Nook" to share ideas through graphic facilitation and model-making. Dream it, Represent it, Share it!
Mapping exercise based on individual perceptions and experiences in Lake Country
Indoor workshop to share ideas and use electronic voting to set community priorities
Two 1-hour workshops to choose from: 11:30am or 1:00pm Register in advance and get a reusable sports drink bottle (250-766-5650 x208)
Childminding craft activities available at the workshop
Complete the Come Play Online survey Aug. 31-Oct. 2 to be entered in a grand prize draw for a $250 gift certificate to Lake Country Cycle. Help Shape Where and How we Play.


For more information contact:

Greg Buchholz, Director of Infrastructure Services
District of Lake Country
Tel 250-766-5650 (ext. 222) or gbuchholz@lakecountry.bc.ca