Construction has finished at Bayly Park, Whistler’s newest neighbourhood park at Cheakamus Crossing.
Bayly Park is a large 8.45 hectare (21 acre) site located atop the capped former municipal landfill at Cheakamus Crossing. The park is organized around a central, open, flat irrigated lawn area. The lawn offers opportunities for play, informal gatherings, social interaction and picnicking.
- Playground and lawn area
- Two sand volleyball courts
- Tennis court
- Multi-sport court
- Community garden operated by the Cheakamus Crossing Garden Group and the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS)
- An all-weather gravel soccer field, permitting spring and autumn practice opportunities
- A dog "off-leash" area
- Sea-to-Sky Trail connection from an existing terminus on one side of the park to the existing Valley Trail network on the other side
- Picnic tables, benches, drinking fountain and way finding signage
- Public washrooms
- Greening up the site with non-irrigated grasses and trees
The Bayly Park project total budget is $1.68 million, of which 10 per cent was funded from the Resort Municipality Initiative from the Province of British Columbia, and 90 per cent from existing municipal reserves. The project also received grants:
- BC Hydro and Tree Canada donated $8,000 towards the purchase of trees and in 2016 a further $6,200 was donated to purchase trees near the BMX track.
- Whistler Blackcomb Foundation donated $35,000 towards the dog off-leash area.
- Tire Stewardship BC donated $17,500 towards the rubber safety surfacing in the playground.
- CTV donated the picnic pavilion next to the playground.