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#1 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 09:03 AM

Gonzales has to be one of the best beaches in the City of Victoria - yet it would appear to be somewhat neglected. It's actually disheartening as there is a massive opportunity to make a space that can work better for everyone. There's a rather neglected boulevard accross the street that should really be appended to the park (did you know that Gonzales neighbourhood has less green space than average).  Doing so could mean that parking facilities for BOTH cars and bikes could be improved, and some of the space in the park that is now used for parking could be converted back to park space.  In addition - an all ages and abilities spray park could be installed (note - this is actually an item that is in the Parks plan as lacking), AND access to the beach for those who are disabled should be improved.  This is also a location that is well served by buses - so could really be used better.  I've taken a few minutes to do a google satelite view of the area with an idea for some change...



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#2 punk cannonballer

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 03:26 PM

That's a lot of wasted space with the parking. I would just have angled parking off Crescent and retain a larger contiguous parcel as park. I can imagine the neighbourhood being opposed to any sort of change, given the veritable disco that happens on summer nights on that beach.

#3 todd

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 03:32 PM

What about also curving the road over more while moving the “meadow” over connecting it to the park creating more useable space??


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