New Ideas for Topaz Park – Thank you for Your Feedback!
The design concepts for Topaz Park that were brought to the community from Dec. 11, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018 were based on the results of the first phase of public engagement, current site conditions, and direction from Victoria’s Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan. Each concept offers a mix of park activities and features for you to consider. We heard your feedback via a huge response to the online survey, the Open House (January 20) and via engagement events and correspondence. Your feedback will now help determine which elements should be included in a final Park Improvement Plan for Topaz Park which will be brought back to the community for a final check-in during Spring 2018.
Download a higher resolution version of the design concepts:
What We've Heard So Far
Phase 1 of the Topaz Park Improvement plan was in Spring 2017. See the following summary of what we heard:
Topaz Park is located in the Hillside Quadra neighbourhood between Topaz Avenue and Finlayson Street, along Blanshard Street. It is Victoria's third largest park and includes a variety of sport and community features, including an artificial turf field and a lacrosse box.
- Four sport fields - including one artificial turf field
- Lacrosse box
- Dog off-leash areas
- Unprogrammed green space
- Natural areas
- Fitness equipment
To book a sports field, or find out a field's current condition, click here.
Background: Topaz Park Improvement Plan
In 2016, Council decided to develop a Park Improvement Plan for Topaz Park, outlining both short and long term goals. In 2017, the City worked with the community to begin to create a future plan for Topaz Park which will reflect current use of the park and desires for future investment. A park improvement plan is also guided by the Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan.
There will be three rounds of community consultation:
- Phase 1: Complete: In May and June 2017 you told us what you love about Topaz Park, what you’d love to change and what your priorities are for future improvements. Based on what was heard, staff have created 2 concepts to share with the community.
- Phase 2: Dec 11, 2017 - Jan 29, 2018: Share your feedback on the 2 concepts. Based on what is heard, staff will then prepare a preferred concept based on feedback: Topaz Park: Future Park Improvements Survey
- Phase 3: Early 2018: Community check in: We will bring a final improvement concept back to the community for one more round of feedback.
Staff will then report to Council. Short term park improvements could begin in 2018.
What is the level of community involvement?
This engagement process will aim to be at the “Involve” level.
Goal: To work directly with the public throughout the process to ensure that public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered.
How your input will be used:
To inform short and long term improvements to Topaz Park as part of the Park Improvement Plan.
Tell us what you think! Online survey is available until January 28:
Topaz Park: Future Park Improvements Survey
If you have any questions about this engagement process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.