Q16: 20 Questions for Langley Township Council candidates

Rick Green (for MAYOR) – There is a significant inventory of parks and land dedicated for parks. The answer to that question will be different in Willoughby than possibly another community. The other question is are we talking passive or active parks and for what use? I was instrumental in the move to initiate the Noel Booth Park in Brookswood from what was being planned as a fill site.

Petrina Arnason – YES. As the TOL grows and develops more density will result in the need for the TOL to provide passive parks and more green space and connecting trails for residents.

David Davis – Yes. We need more green space in higher density areas.

Karl Buchanan – Actual green parks.

Bev Dornan – Yes, as the population grows then parks are always needed and need to be planned for in each area of development.

Charlie Fox – Yes, but between our parks and Metro Parks (Campbell Valley, Aldergrove Regional Brae Is. Etc.) we are very park rich in our community. More is always better but purchasing parkland is not cheap!

Clint Lee – Yes, although we have some great parks, we can use more to build a greener Langley.

Patricia Lessard – DON’T KNOW, it is my understanding that Langley has a lot of parks and as development is approved allowances are being made for more park space.

Jackie Mandzak – Yes. Not all areas are deficient in parkland.  South Langley has access to numerous parks; however many other areas have minimal active and natural park areas.  In an urban area where yards are small, families need places to go.  If we are allowing suites, we are essentially asking two families to utilize a very small amount of outdoor space.  Parks are critical to urban areas – both for family enjoyment and for urban wildlife. 

Kevin Mitchell – YES,  they are required to provide open spaces for residents and provide buffer zones.

Scott Nichols – No. Not at the present time. In the future, with growth, new development should incorporate more green space. 

Angie Quaale – Yes. And more community gardens.

Kim Richter – YES. We especially need more “Dog-Off-Leash” parks in high density neighbourhoods.

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