Open house for the Imagining Phase of the Whistler Parks Master Plan takes place Monday, June 17
Hey Whistler! It’s time to use your OUTSIDE VOICE again. This time the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is asking you to get imaginative.
The RMOW is embarking on the second phase of OUTSIDE VOICE, the community conversation to develop a master plan for the future of Whistler’s parks. During the Imagining Phase, the RMOW will explore different ideas for some of Whistler’s busier parks.
An initial open house will be held on Monday, June 17, and a companion survey will be available throughout the week for those not able to attend in person.
Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
During an open house, the community will be presented with diagrams which will visually represent different ideas for reprogramming a number of parks through a series of bubbles. Some ideas will raise eyebrows and are intended to spark conversation. Options are not set in stone and intended to stimulate discussion.
The bubble diagrams will look at ideas on a park-by-park basis in the context of the entire system.
“During the Imagining Phase, we are asking everyone to come out and be bold with their ideas for Whistler’s busier parks,” said Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton. “Said another way: if we were to consider some big moves, in the figurative sense, what could our busier parks look like? We would like everyone to bring their ideas forward so they can be considered.”
A companion survey will also be available online at whistler.ca/OUTSIDEVOICE during the week of June 17 for those who are not able to attend in person.
A second round of public engagement by survey will take place later in the summer. Through feedback received in June, refined bubble diagrams will be drafted, and the community will be asked for feedback. Results of the second survey will help move OUTSIDE VOICE into the final Designing phase in the fall of 2019.
Listening to the community has been embedded into each step of the process and continues the forward-looking community engagement planning that has been foundational to the update of Whistler’s Community Vision and Official Community Plan.
“Let’s work together, get imaginative, and use our OUTSIDE VOICES to decide how to keep Whistler’s parks vibrant and fresh well into the future,” added Crompton.
For full details, visit whistler.ca/OUTSIDEVOICE.