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Brandson Neighbourhood Park Renewal

The City is initiating public engagement to renew Brandson Neighbourhood Park located at 2412 6th Avenue to create an accessible and inclusive park that is welcoming to everyone.

Brandson Park Survey

Brandson Park Survey

Castlegar’s Brandson Park survey is meant to get you brainstorming: if you could shape the space, what would you like to see at Brandson Park?

Brandson Park History

Brandson Park History

We’re putting together a historical timeline of Brandson Park. Submit your stories and memories you’ve made here. Submit photos, newspaper clippings and videos.

Public Engagement Process

The Park is adjacent to a mixed-use residential development currently under construction. When Council approved this development in 2022, it committed to:

  • Dedicating the space as Park land under Section 30 of the Community Charter.
  • Engaging the community to determine what the community prefers in terms of the park space; and
  • Reaching out to local historians and community members to capture the history of the park and commemorate the story on site

Our Process

  • Phase 1: planning & launch
  • Phase 2: dreaming of big ideas for Brandson Park
  • Phase 3: prioritizing possibilities & building the vision

Want to get involved?

We are launching Phase 1: Listen and Learn. We want to hear ideas from the broader community for this park space and how the stories and history of this park can be celebrated. We encourage everyone to participate whether it’s sharing your memories of the park over the years or telling us how you’d like to use the space in the future.

  • Complete the online survey or complete the printed survey at City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue.
  • Attend Picnic in the Park Tuesday, May 7 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Brandson Park, 2412 6th Avenue.
  • Help us build a historical timeline by sharing historical details, stories and photos of the Park and how it impacted you, your family and friends.

Take the Survey

About the Brandson Neighbourhood Park Renewal & Engagement Process

The City will engage the community in each stage of the decision making, including the development of conceptual options and the identification of preferred design solutions. We will look to the community for advice and innovation in formulating park elements and design and incorporate advice and recommendations into decisions to the maximum extent possible.

In the initial phase of the project, people are encouraged to brainstorm ideas for the park, sharing their preferences for its features and design. This input will help the project team decide on park elements and styles. The City also encourages people to share stories of the park and ideas about how we can honour and celebrate its history. Discussions will also include talks about the budget, constraints and any space limitations that might affect the final design.

Key Objectives for this Project

  • The community knows how its input will shape the renewal of Brandson Park and the City’s decision-making.
  • The community understands the spatial and budgetary constraints.
  • Possibilities for the Park are presented in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • The historical value of Brandson Park is preserved and celebrated.
  • Excitement for the future is created with a community-shaped asset that accessible and inclusive for everyone.

May 7: Picnic in the Park

Join us Tuesday, May 7 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Brandson Park, 2412 6th Avenue. Share your thoughts, stories and ideas. Food and beverages will be provided.

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