Rainbow Road Recreation Centre Master Plan

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The CRD Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) is developing a 20-year master plan for the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre site. This project was identified as a priority in the 2019 Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan in response to the community’s desire for increased access to indoor recreation facilities for residents and visitors.

The site master plan will assess current and future capacity needs to identify suitability and expansion opportunities. This plan will inform a phased capital planning approach for new facilities and programs based on information and input gathered through public engagement.

Rainbow Road

The CRD Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) is developing a 20-year master plan for the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre site. This project was identified as a priority in the 2019 Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan in response to the community’s desire for increased access to indoor recreation facilities for residents and visitors.

The site master plan will assess current and future capacity needs to identify suitability and expansion opportunities. This plan will inform a phased capital planning approach for new facilities and programs based on information and input gathered through public engagement.

Rainbow Road Recreation Centre was built in 2008. Visitors of the centre engage in a range of activities, including aquafit, lap swim, leisure swim, swim club, swim lessons, hot tub, recreation programs, dog park access, trail walking, community gardening and/or facility renting.

The aquatic centre features a six-lane, 25-metre lap multi-purpose pool and 12-person whirlpool. In a typical year, the pool sees over 50,000 visits and over 400 aquatic program registrations. In 2018, the CRD assumed responsibility for pool operations and management from a private contractor.

The site is zoned as Community Land Use Facility 1 (CF1 (B)) with the approved use as “institutional” and “recreation facility and child daycare.” This site is the only indoor recreation property managed by PARC that is zoned with the stipulation that only 25% of the land can be covered for indoor space, due to the property’s location in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Currently, the site is only 5% covered.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The CRD Salt Spring Island Parks & Recreation Commission (PARC) invites you to share your feedback on three conceptual design options for the Rainbow Road Recreation Centre. Your feedback will be used to help prepare a draft master plan for the facility.

    This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Results will be summarized by staff then shared with PARC and posted online.

    Please note:

    Your opinion is your personal information. Please do not include any information which identifies you or others in your responses.

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Page last updated: 07 Apr 2022, 11:53 AM