Indigo Shores is a residential subdivision on the north side of McCabe Lake in Middle Sackville and accessed from the Margeson Drive interchange off Highway 101. The subdivision is comprised of new housing that has been established over the past several years, and new lots that are currently planned or under development. A plan is needed for the parkland development to serve this quickly growing community.
There are six municipal parks within the Indigo Shores subdivision, with a seventh park to be acquired through the subdivision process for next phase of housing now under development. To date, only one of the park parcels, “Unnamed Park 23”, has been developed and is comprised of a parking lot, seating areas, and trails to access to McCabe Lake and Sackville River.
As part of the 2022/23 Parks and Recreation Business Plan, municipal staff are developing a parkland plan for Indigo Shores for future park facilities such as playgrounds, recreation playing fields and courts, trails, and access to McCabe Lake. The planning process will identify the recreation needs of the community and determine suitable park uses and recreation facilities for each of the parks. The plan will set the direction for future park improvements. Once the plan is adopted, a phased approach to implementation would be considered in subsequent years during the municipal budget and business planning process. Detailed designs would be the next steps to fine tune program areas. Parks benefit from having a plan, so as resources become available, features can be implemented.
The municipality is looking to engage residents in the planning process for parkland development in Indigo Shores subdivision. The Indigo Shores Parkland Development Plan will guide the municipality’s development of seven parks in the Indigo Shores community. Please visit Shape Your City to learn more about the community engagement opportunities.
For additional project information, questions, or to provide direct feedback, please contact:
Project Lead: Carolle Koziak Roberts, Landscape Architect, Parks & Recreation