FAQs - McPhee Meadows


  1. Who owns the land?

    In 2011, the City of Courtenay and Nature Trust BC jointly received an 11.8-acre (4.78 hectare) land donation, now referred to as McPhee Meadows.

  2. What is the size of the park?

    The park is 11.8-acre (4.78 hectare). This park represents more than 20% of the potential 2.6 kilometre Puntledge River Greenway proposed in the Official Community Plan.

  3. How can I access the park?

    The current conditions of the site do not allow for safe public use, therefore, the site has remained closed since 2011.

  4. Will there be an off-leash area, dog park, disc golf course or playground incorporated into the new park space?

    The design direction for the property is determined primarily by the intentions of the donor and the terms of Federal Ecological Gift program requirements, which state that biodiversity and environmental heritage features of the property must be maintained.  Under these terms, the City is unable to incorporate an off-leash area, dog park, disc golf course or playground into the park

  5. What is the timeline for park completion and opening?

    If funding is secured, and, City Council approves the capital budget for this project in 2023, park construction is anticipated to begin the Summer of 2023 and finish in 2024.

  6. Will dogs be allowed at McPhee Meadows? If they are, how will their noise be controlled to prevent disturbing wildlife in the park?

    In accordance with the Animal Service Bylaw, all park users are required to have their dogs leashed and under control at all times in all City parks. Dog owners who don't have control of their pet or who do not follow the on-leash rules can face fines.   To report a bylaw violation, please call City Hall at 250-334-4441, email bylaw@courtenay.ca or use our Service Request Form.

  7. How can I see the draft concept plan?

    It is posted on the project page at www.courtenay.ca/mcphee for public review.