The Government of Alberta has recently approved the management plan for Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area, near Drayton Valley.
A proposed location for a motocross track, identified in the management plan for Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area, has not been approved. The Government of Alberta is committed to finding an alternative location for the motocross track in the area.
Consultation with stakeholders, First Nations and the public was an important part of the management planning process being led by the Eagle Point - Blue Rapids Parks Council and supported by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
The development of the management plan for these parks reflects extensive stakeholder input gathered over the past three years by the Eagle Point - Blue Rapids Parks Council.
Between July 22 and September 30, 2010, Albertans were invited to review and comment on the draft management plan. Thank you for providing feedback. Following consultation on the draft management plan, the Eagle Point - Blue Rapids Parks Council reviewed all comments and revised the draft management plan. The management plan was approved by the Government of Alberta in April 2011.
The final Eagle Point - Blue Rapids Park System Management Plan is available for download.
The Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council is a unique non-profit organization that utilizes a creative and innovative approach towards community-based park and recreation planning, funding, and management. This collaborative multi-stakeholder organization is comprised of representatives from local municipalities, volunteer-based recreation and service organizations, industry, environmental organizations, and Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
Together, the Parks Council and Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation guide the funding, planning, operations, and management of both the Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area for all Albertans. For more information on the Eagle Point - Blue Rapids Parks Council please visit www.epbrparkscouncil.org.
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Camille Weleschuk, Communications