Langley City set to change Buckley and Penzer Parks


Buckley Park and Penzer Park are in for some changes and the community has a chance to say at a Nov. 26 open house.

On Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. people can stop by Simonds Elementary, 20190 48 Ave. to learn more about the parks, about the City’s suggested plans for them and about ways to have input.

Both parks, which were identified as needing moderate level upgrades in the City of Langley’s 2013 Parks, Recreation and Culture Implementation Plan, are located in the south-east area of the City, within the BC Hydro right-of-way. 

Planning for Buckley Park aims to address future enhancements, which may include the addition of pathways, playground equipment, sports and picnic areas, park shelters and other amenities established as priorities through the public consultation process.

Priorities for Penzer Park planning are targeted to address pedestrian access and walking loops, landscaping and how the park interfaces with 200 Street. The City hopes to enhance open and shaded seating opportunities to improve the area as a community gathering space. Input from the community will also help to identify potential additional uses for enhanced sport and recreation facilities within the park. Final plans are subject to budget and council approval.

“We encourage as many residents and user groups as possible to attend the open house to tell us what they would like to see in these two parks,” said Rick Bomhof, director of engineering, parks and environment. “Citizen feedback is critical to ensuring the parks are developed in a way that best meets the needs of our community.”

Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. For more information about the development of Buckley Park and Penzer Park, contact the City of Langley Engineering, Parks and Environment Department at 604-514-2997.

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