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How to revitalize downtown Fort Nelson?

Northern Rockies municipality seeks input on plans to improve downtown, area campgrounds
The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has started a planning process to revitalize downtown Fort Nelson.
A survey has been launched online seeking feedback from residents on the downtown core, which closes on July 27. In-person public engagement sessions are also scheduled for August 4 and 6.  
“This plan intends to support long-range goal-setting, visioning and planning to improve the downtown’s livability and increase its attractiveness to new businesses, residents, and tourists,” the municipality said in a post to social media July 19.

An accessibility study is also underway for Art Fraser Memorial Park and Andy Bailey Regional Park, with another online survey for residents to provide their input.  

The input is intended to help the municipality plan revamps for both parks to improve trails, signage, and add landscaping features such as benches, lights, and trees. It’s expected any potential park designs will use feedback from stakeholders, committees, local First Nations, and the public.  

Andy Bailey park currently has 13 sites with a boat launch for non-motorized watercraft and a day use area. Art Fraser park is a multi-use space next to the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum and Alaska Highway, complete with ball diamonds, a basketball court, a water spray park, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, and a play space.

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