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Plan for Open Spaces Report

The elbow tree - a familiar waypoint on our guided hikes
The ‘elbow tree’ - a familiar waypoint on our guided hikes

By 2023, MODC’s open spaces will be a signature feature of our identity, providing exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities that inspire, challenge, and educate citizens and visitors while protecting and valuing the natural landscape and its inhabitants.

Recently, Council approved a plan for our current open spaces and is specifically focused on five “gem” properties – Gold River, the Danny Haughn property, Moland Point, East River, and Castle Rock. All of these areas are “natural areas” where development is kept to a minimum to firstly, protect the natural systems of the property and secondly, to support only low-impact recreation. Simply put, we want to make outdoor places that people want to explore and love.