Parks | Arts & Culture | Library
The Parks Department manages a wide variety of parks and public spaces including 34 parks, 4 sports fields, and 22 kms of walking and biking trails, natural areas, green spaces and streetscapes. Public access to the waterfronts is available at 50 maintained beach accesses located along the shores of the Salish Sea and the Porpoise Bay.
The department is also responsible for our urban forest and oversees tree issues and the Adopt-a-Tree program, which saw the number of trees planted since the program’s inception in 2012 exceed the 500 mark. The beautification program adds an abundance of colour to our community and sees hundreds of bulbs and annuals complement our perennials, shrubs, trees and hanging baskets.
Parks also has an instrumental role in supporting events, sports, community associations and volunteer organizations within our community.
Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture is responsible for management of community grants, support and promotion of local arts and cultural groups; promotion of Sechelt as an arts and cultural destination, and in planning, developing and evaluating cultural activities and events. Local arts, culture and heritage are major contributors to building a strong and healthy community, increasing economic development, and fostering a local identity and sense of place.
The District supports the cultural life of our residents through a variety of programs, festivals, community grants, venue and equipment rentals, and through the continued support of the Sechelt Public Library and the Sechelt Community Archives. In addition to supporting numerous community-driven festivals and events, the District hosts Canada Day, the annual Sechelt Arts Festival, and Sechelt Summer Music Series.
The Sechelt Public Library
is funded by the shíshálh Nation, District of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast Regional District. The Library provides services and programs to residents of Sechelt and the surrounding areas.