The RDCK Plans For Recreation Development at Campbell Field
The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) wants to hear from you about an exciting initiative to envision possible recreation facilities at Campbell Field. Located at the Playmor Junction, adjacent to Mount Sentinel Secondary School and the Slocan Valley Rail Trail, Campbell Field was gifted to the RDCK in 2016 by the South Slocan Sports Association.
The South Slocan Sports Association owned Campbell Field since the 1930s, when it was acquired from West Kootenay Power, before generously donating the land to the RDCK. It has always provided area residents with a site for sports and cultural activities and thanks to a covenant on the title of the property it will always be used for those purposes.
RDCK Area H Director Walter Popoff immediately saw the potential of Campbell Field as an ideal location for recreation development and is excited for the possibilities, ”Campbell Field is a central location for many people in the RDCK. The ability to satisfy the recreation needs of area residents is a great opportunity that we need to explore.”
Through the late summer and into fall, the RDCK will examine the potential for Campbell Field to provide indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and amenities. An important component of this examination will be gathering information from the public in the form of a survey to help identify possible development ideas. A selection of households in Castlegar, Nelson, and Areas E, F, H (South), I, and J (Bombi North) will receive a postcard in the mail in early September with a unique access code and instructions on how to participate in the survey. Community groups will also be contacted by email to share their thoughts as well.
“Campbell Field is situated between two of our Valley Schools, Brent Kennedy Elementary and Mount Sentinel Secondary, “ said Sharon Nazaroff, School District 8 Trustee. “Students from the entire valley and especially those within walking distance will have convenient access to any future recreation development of the site. Valley students, this is your opportunity to add your voice as the community considers how best to develop Campbell Field. “
“This is a great gift that we have been given,” said Popoff. ”We need to thoughtfully consider the potential recreation opportunities for Campbell Field and when given the opportunity, I encourage people to share their thoughts and ideas.
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The content on this page was last updated September 3 2020 at 1:01 PM