Kirkstone Park multi-use path
We are building a multi-use path (a path shared by people walking and people on bikes) to connect Kirkstone Park with Emery Place. The pathway and landscaped area will be approximately 140 metres long, and 6 metres wide (3 metres for the pathway, and 3 metres for a planted boulevard).
To the north of the path, there will be a new local road that includes two travel lanes for vehicles, a parking lane (on the north side), and a landscaped boulevard and sidewalk.
News and updates
November 26 to December 10, 2019 — Share your thoughts
We want to build a multi-use path that works for everyone! Please take a few minutes to review the design details, and then tell us what you think. Our online survey will be open until December 10, 2019.
Drawings and photos
This graphic shows the location of the new path, and includes a potential extension to Mountain Highway. It also shows new park space that has been added to Kirkstone Park.
This photo shows the path between Emery Place and Kirkstone Park as it appears now (end of 2019).
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In early 2018, Council used an Alternate Approval Process to seek approval to remove a strip of Kirkstone Park (6 metres wide and 140 metres long). This strip of park, on the north eastern side, is an unpaved pathway adjacent to a paved road, and leads to Emery Place from the park.
About the Alternate Approval Process
An Alternate Approval Process is rarely used, and only when timing is critical and there is an appreciable benefit to the community at stake.
As part of this process, Council were able to vote to remove the piece of land from park dedication, as less than 10% of District electors signed and submitted elector response forms by the March 12, 2018 deadline.
These illustrations show the area as it was previous to the Alternate Approval Process, as well as the change that was proposed.
Alternate Approval Process timeline
July 23, 2018 — Adoption
Council voted to approve the changes proposed under the Alternate Approve Process.
April 4, 2018 — Public meeting
We hosted a public meeting for residents, to answer questions about potential impacts to Kirkstone Park. District staff were on hand to answer questions and take comments.
March 12, 2018 — Last day for public input
The deadline for a resident to submit an elector response form indicating they did not wish the piece of land to be removed from park dedication was 4pm on Monday, March 12.
February 1, 2018 — Elector response forms available
As part of the Alternate Approval Process, we made elector response forms and details of the proposed change available online. Residents were invited to complete and submit a response form if they did not wish this piece of land to be removed from park dedication.
January 29, 2018 — Alternate Approval Process
Council passed a motion to use an Alternate Approval Process to remove a sliver of Kirkstone Park from park dedication.