Parksville Wetlands trails upgrades to continue in January

Crews will complete a loop on the north side of the railway line through the Parksville Wetlands, connecting the Hirst Avenue/Renz Road corner of the property to the end of Despard Avenue. || City of Parksville image
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Crews will resume work on trail upgrades in the Parksville Wetlands next week.

Beginning January 4, workers will complete a loop on the north side of the railway line through the Parksville Wetlands, connecting the Hirst Avenue/Renz Road corner of the property to the end of Despard Avenue, according to a media release from the city. 

The work will complete a 2.3 km loop trail within one side of the wetlands and is expected to take up to six weeks.

“Development of a trail system within the Parksville Wetlands is a priority for the city. As climate change contributes to drier summers, it is critical to provide access for maintenance, emergency vehicles and fire protection for the Parksville Wetlands and surrounding areas. It is also important to provide formal access for users to enjoy our parks,” the release reads.

The city asks people using the park to watch for signage which advises of any trail closures and to keep dogs on leash to avoid conflict with equipment.

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