Parksville votes against adding new food truck to Community Park

Parksville votes against adding new food truck to Community Park
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Food trucks are pictured at Parksville Community Park.

The City of Parksville says it will not allow another food truck to park at the popular Parksville Community Park this summer.

Currently, the city allows up to three food trucks to set up beside the splash pad at the park from May to September.

In April, the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce submitted a request to council asking that a fourth food truck be allowed to set up at the park.

This week, Parksville council shot down that request, saying that a fourth food truck may cause harm to year-round, brick and mortar businesses nearby, and that council did not have sufficient time to consult local businesses about hosting a fourth food truck at the park in time for this summer.

It added that the city recently invested “significant time and money” into the park and that it wants to see “how people will organically use this area” before adding another food truck into the mix.

“Council has received feedback from community members that adding another daily food truck in this location may make people feel less comfortable bringing their own snacks or occupying the seating, which may be perceived as being reserved for ‘paying customers’ of the food truck,” said the municipality in a release Thursday.

The city says that it will launch a survey in the fall asking people how they feel things are going at Parksville Community Park, and if they have any suggestions for council on how to improve it.

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