A Community Parks Master Plan was commissioned by the District. Work began in July 2008 and was completed in March 2009. The objective of the Community Parks Master Plan was to:
- Express a vision for Barriere that supported an economic transition to emerging sectors such as tourism, service and lifestyle.
- Develop a long range plan and program that contributes to community, recreation and economic development.
- Identify community needs and opportunities related to the Community Park.
- Effectively use public land.
- Conserve natural areas.
- Guide responsible investment of funds
- Leverage community finances
- Apply and document a process and plan that engaged the community.
A significant amount of work continues to go into the parks within the District of Barriere including irrigation and seeding of three Barriere parks, the re-surfacing of a multi-use court on Airfield Road and the construction of multi-use pathways in Fadear Park, just off Barriere Town Rd. After a decade of fundraising in 2016, the long awaited "Splash in the Past" splash pad was finally constructed. It is opened in May and is closed down for the season in September. Hours of operation are 10am to dusk.
The District maintains the four local ball fields on Airfield Road, which are available for rental. Upgrades to the District ball fields includes completion of a new Field House with public and accessible washrooms.
Construction of the Barriere Bandshell in Fadear Park began in late 2010 and Bandshell Fridays has become a popular activity during the summer season. You'll also find a newly installed (spring of 2023) Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station at this location.
A bike park built and maintained by volunteers is located on leased land adjacent AG Foods.
After years of steadfast fundraising and community sponsorships, the Barriere Skate Park Society completed the long awaited Skate Park! The Skate Park is located in Fadear Park alongside Airfield Road. Bring a helmet and come check it out!
Check out the Multi-Use Court located alongside Airfield Rd. A new warming hut was constructed in the spring of 2023 and the courts are ready for pickleball and volleyball!
An upgraded linkage is now complete from the trail head at the end of Yard Rd. to the trail along the Barriere River that leads to the Community Park and into the downtown core.
Click here for Barriere Blooms 2023 Spring Planting Contest Info & don't forget to join the Barriere Blooms Facebook page! Additional inquires can be made to Councillor Donna Kibble: email@example.com
For all recreation programming and events, check out the events calendar!
Dog Park Officially Open! - June 6, 2022
The District of Barriere has officially opened the new Dog Park located on Airfield Road in Community Park. The long awaited facility consists of a double gate, secured entry/exit and two separate spaces - one for small dogs and one for all sized dogs. Rules are posted at the facility (and below). Please do your part to ensure that this amazing asset to our community is not compromised by adhering to park rules and being responsible dog owners.
|Wildfire Monument - Fadear Park |
August 11, 2023 - The Wildfire Monument was restored and relocated from Louis Creek to Fadear Park. Mayor Stamer, Area 'O' Director Jill Hayward, Councillors Judy Armstrong, Donna Kibble, Louise Lodge were joined by Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society's Harley Wright and the 2003 Wildfire Staging Manager, Jennifer Fraser to cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The Thompson- Nicola Regional District (TNRD) covers ~45,000km2 of BC’s land base. It is comprised of a variety of ecosystems, such as Douglas Fir, Montane Spruce, Interior Cedar-Hemlock, Bunchgrass, and Alpine Tundra. These ecosystems support a rich diversity of plants and wildlife, are the basis for numerous industrial activities, and offer a range of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. These values are being threatened by invasive plants.
An invasive plant is any non-native plant species that has the capacity to negatively impact animals, humans, and ecosystems. They are generally free of the natural predators that keep them in-check in their native habitats enabling them to have a competitive edge over desirable and/or native vegetation.
The TNRD has a series of invasive plant resources to help educate residents on invasive plants and their management.
Parks (and Road Maintenance) inquiries:
Chris Matthews, Public Works Manager