Map 6 of the City's 2010 Official Community Plan (OCP) identifies five park areas that are recognized for their significant ecological, recreational, and/or cultural values. These areas are known as the Regional Parks of Whitehorse, and consist of:
- Chadburn Lake Park (7,550 ha)
- McIntyre Creek Park (3,620 ha)
- Paddy's Pond / Ice Lake Park (190 ha)
- McLean Lake Park (195 ha)
- Wolf Creek Park (1,100 ha)
Together, these parks cover roughly 30% of the municipality. In 2014, City Council adopted the Regional Parks Plan to set a 10-year vision and planning framework for the park system. The Plan identifies four overarching goals for the parks, which are to:
- Promote environmental health
- Promote outdoor recreation for human health and wellness
- Support community stewardship, education, and partnerships
- Improve accountability, planning, and management
The Plan recommends that a park-specific management plans be developed for each of the five parks. The first management plan is currently being developed for Chadburn Lake Park over the winter and spring of 2016. More information is available on the Chadburn Lake Park Management Plan webpage.
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