Chadburn Lake Park Management Plan

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Final Plan now up for Council review

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On October 3rd, City Administration will present the Proposed Final Plan to City Council, for consideration of formal adoption. Council is then tentatively scheduled to vote to adopt the plan on October 11th. The City extends a huge thanks to all of our partners who've helped get us to this penultimate step!

The Proposed Final Plan contains numerous proposed changes from the Draft Plan. These stem from the huge amount of public input we received. The latest version of the What We Heard document has a 19 page chart detailing all input on the Draft Plan, as well as whether it was incorporated in the Proposed Final Plan. Click on 'Input' in the left-hand side menu to learn more.

Overview

Chadburn Lake Park is the largest of five regional parks in the City of Whitehorse. It is a 7,550 hectare area covering much of the east side of the Yukon River within City limits. The park offers a huge variety of recreational uses (e.g. paddling, hiking, skiing, wildlife viewing) as well as environmentally sensitive areas and historically significant resources. A Park Management Plan was identified as an important tool to protect this resource, as well as guide future development. The Chadburn Lake Park management planning process has been led by 3Pikas Development Studio

Public Engagement

Draft Plan Review

The City held three events in June 2016 in order to promote the release of the Draft Plan and get public input. Approximately 500 people attended our "Pop-up Park" on Front Street, booth at the Fireweed Market and BBQ at the Rotary Centennial Bridge! An online survey also received hundreds of responses.

Ideas Fair

The City held an 'Ideas Fair' in February 2016 to share information and gather input on the development of the plan. All 175 attendees were given multiple different methods to provide input, including telling a six-word story, identifying challenges and solutions, or even using the “selfie station.”

We were also very pleased to be able to give space for 7 different partners to have displays and distribute information. These included Ta’an Kwäch'än Council, Yukon Conservation Society, Contagious Mountain Bike Club and several Yukon Government departments. 

ChalkTalk

An interactive display was installed at the Canada Games Centre in December 2015. The display garnered lots of great input on what's special about Chadburn Lake Park. The input was used to help start the process of making management decisions for the park.

We asked people to complete the sentence, "i heart Chadburn because..." Over a dozen full sheets were completed with a great variety of constructive comments. Visit our input page to review the comments we received.

Contact

For more information email us at regionalparks@whitehorse.ca or call 689-2973.

 

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