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Here’s how you can help shape the future of Topaz Park

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In 2016, it was concluded that Topaz Park needed a facelift.

The park has long been a hub for sports and outdoor activities, with four soccer fields that are also used as baseball diamonds, a hockey/lacrosse box, a playground for kids, an outdoor fitness area, and an off-leash dog park.

Portions however, have run down over the years. The tennis courts for example, had long been abandoned, until they were finally removed in 2016.

Given the park’s central location and abundance of space, it has the potential to unite locals in the Topaz region.

This past summer, the city began Phase 1 of an improvement plan, using feedback from Victoria residents, asking what they love about the park and what they would like to improve.

Phase 2: Design concepts and feedback

With that feedback, the city created two design proposals for Topaz improvements.

Although they primarily offer the same amenities, there are a few key differences to each concept. A 9-hole disc golf course and a splash park both appear in the second concept, while tennis courts are only featured in the first concept.

Both proposals see the removal of one soccer/baseball field, new pickleball courts, a picnic area, and skateboard/all wheels park with a pump track.

Topaz Park Design Concept 1:

A proposed layout for a newly designed Topaz Park. (City of Victoria)

Topaz Park Design Concept 2:

A proposed layout for a newly designed Topaz Park. (City of Victoria)

You can voice your opinion and help the City of Victoria pick the best design!

Fill out the online survey, open until January 28th, 2018.

Jeremy Weeres
Jeremy Weeres
Victoria Royals and hockey writer at Victoria Buzz

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