Parksville Community Park Gathering Plaza

The gathering plaza project was identified as a short-term action item in the 2017 Community Park Master Plan. The plaza is intended to serve as the focal point for activity in the park and to provide a space for food services, music, art, and gathering. In 2019, Council approved a grant application that secured supportive funds for the development of an outdoor theatre and gathering plaza in the Parksville Community Park. 

The Tula Project - Landscape Architects, have been retained for the design, professional coordination, and construction contract management for the Plaza. 

Gathering plaza works include demolition of existing hardscape, site preparation, tree protection, plaza and path paving, seating, tables and benches, new curbing, shade canopy, bike racks, waste receptacles, landscaping, electrical and potable water services to support food trucks and performances, stormwater management and drainage, and outdoor shower relocation.

Construction started in late March and the park will remain open during construction. The project area does include the area surrounding the washroom and Sandcastle Drive which will cause closures during construction. Portable washrooms will be provided for public use during closures. 

Council Report - February 22, 2023
Contract Award – Gathering Plaza and Incidental Works