Market Park

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Market Park is a public space nestled between Highway 3 and the Canadian Pacific Railway, spanning from the Creston Valley Grain Elevators to the Pealow's Independent Grocery Store.

Creston has a vision to transform this underutilized brownfield site into something spectacular – Market Park. The mission of Market Park is to create a permanent venue that emphasizes Creston’s history, landscape, and beauty. The visionary public space will introduce green space, provide a permanent home for the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market, celebrate the heritage and culture of the Lower Kootenay Band and Yaqan Nukiy people, encompass recreational features, and serve as a social and multi-modal transportation hub for the community.


Community Consultation and Public Support

The Official Community Plan (2017) features Market Park as a foundational component of the Community Vision. Consultation began in 2014 and included RDCK Electoral Areas, Yaqan Nukiy, local businesses, and the general public. In-person consultation included over 500 individuals of all age groups and backgrounds. The Market Park project was shown to have widespread community support. The Town of Creston’s 2017 Official Community Plan (OCP) features Market Park as a foundational cornerstone of the community – it is mentioned 43 times in our OCP!

The community's goal for Market Park is to provide a multi-purpose community hub that will generate new business opportunities for vendors of the Farmers’ Market, create direct spillover revenue for nearby businesses, and recirculate these dollars into the larger business community. These impacts are anticipated to accelerate economic recovery, stimulate business growth, create jobs, increase tourism, and improve the economic resilience of the entire Creston Valley.

Creston citizens directed the Town of Creston to “Establish the future Market Park as the heart of downtown and as a central gathering place for the Creston Valley...”


Market Park is a recognized community priority – help us make it a reality. Click HERE to find out more.




About

Market Park is a public space nestled between Highway 3 and the Canadian Pacific Railway, spanning from the Creston Valley Grain Elevators to the Pealow's Independent Grocery Store.

Creston has a vision to transform this underutilized brownfield site into something spectacular – Market Park. The mission of Market Park is to create a permanent venue that emphasizes Creston’s history, landscape, and beauty. The visionary public space will introduce green space, provide a permanent home for the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market, celebrate the heritage and culture of the Lower Kootenay Band and Yaqan Nukiy people, encompass recreational features, and serve as a social and multi-modal transportation hub for the community.


Community Consultation and Public Support

The Official Community Plan (2017) features Market Park as a foundational component of the Community Vision. Consultation began in 2014 and included RDCK Electoral Areas, Yaqan Nukiy, local businesses, and the general public. In-person consultation included over 500 individuals of all age groups and backgrounds. The Market Park project was shown to have widespread community support. The Town of Creston’s 2017 Official Community Plan (OCP) features Market Park as a foundational cornerstone of the community – it is mentioned 43 times in our OCP!

The community's goal for Market Park is to provide a multi-purpose community hub that will generate new business opportunities for vendors of the Farmers’ Market, create direct spillover revenue for nearby businesses, and recirculate these dollars into the larger business community. These impacts are anticipated to accelerate economic recovery, stimulate business growth, create jobs, increase tourism, and improve the economic resilience of the entire Creston Valley.

Creston citizens directed the Town of Creston to “Establish the future Market Park as the heart of downtown and as a central gathering place for the Creston Valley...”


Market Park is a recognized community priority – help us make it a reality. Click HERE to find out more.



Page last updated: 20 Dec 2022, 09:17 AM