Playing fields next to Lerwick Road will remain in use as long as possible thanks to a multi-agency collaboration.
The arrangement involves the North Island Hospitals Project, the City of Courtenay Recreation Department, School District 71, the Queneesh Elementary School Advisory Committee and the Comox Valley United Soccer Club.
The playing fields, consisting of two ball diamonds and a soccer field, were purchased from the City of Courtenay to be part of the new Comox Valley Hospital site. The North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP) agreed to keep the fields open as long as possible.
Following discussions with the Queneesh Elementary School Advisory Committee, a plan has been developed to create a landscaped buffer/walkway between the hospital site and Queneesh Elementary School. Hospital site preparation contractor Leighton Contracting Ltd. has agreed to a request from the Courtenay Recreation Department to wait until the spring baseball season ends before starting work on the buffer/walkway in July. Bleachers and infield gravel from the ball diamonds will be donated to the city for future ball diamond development.
— North Island Hospitals Project