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Sidney Park Concept Plans

Resthaven Park Aerial
Resthaven Park
Rathdown Park Aerial
Rathdown Park
Brethour Park Aerial
Brethour Park

Beginning in June 2018, the Town of Sidney and consultant Barefoot Planning worked to develop concept plans for the above parks. These plans are intended to provide future goals for each park, which the Town can then work towards over the next few years.

Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback on the early concept plan ideas as well as the draft concept plans for each park. Town staff worked with our consultant to develop the final concept plan for each park, based on the feedback received. The plans were presented to Committee of the Whole on April 1, 2019 and were received by Council on April 8, 2019. Council has directed staff to analyze recommended park improvements outlined in the concept plans and bring forward potential projects for consideration as part of annual fall strategic planning and subsequent budget processes.

Rathdown, Resthaven & Brethour Park Concept Plans

Click here or on the report image below to review the final concept plans for each park.

Park Concept Plans Report Front Page



Background on the Development of the Plans

September 2018 - Pop-Up Events & Online Survey

In September 2018, in order to gather public input on some preliminary concept ideas, our consultant - Evan Peterson of Barefoot Planning - hosted "pop-up events" with display boards in each park. In addition, an online survey gathering input on the preliminary concept ideas for each park was available on our website from September 10th to September 24th, 2018. Thank you to everyone who attended the pop-up events and who completed the online surveys - we appreciate your feedback and ideas!

December 6, 2018 - Open House

Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mary Winspear Centre - Myfanwy Pavelic Gallery
Event Poster

At this interactive open house, residents were able to view the proposed park plans for each park, talk with Town of Sidney staff as well as our consultant, Barefoot Planning, and provide feedback on the proposed plans. Based on this engagement, Town staff will work with Barefoot Planning to develop the final plan for each park. The goal of each park plan is to provide strong planning and design direction as well as a clear implementation plan, from which detailed designs and park improvements can be made over time.

December 2018 - Online Survey

From December 6 to December 21, 2018, residents and stakeholders were able to view the draft park concept plans for Resthaven, Rathdown, and Brethour Parks and provide their feedback through an online survey.


If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Town by phone at 250-656-4502 or by email.