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Langley City ponders naming options for its system of trails

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From ‘Dragon Eyes’ to ‘Serenity’ to ‘Rover,’ the City of Langley’s Parks and Environment Advisory Committee had some fairly unusual names to consider when it took a look at its park trail system last month.

At the moment, there are several nameless paths winding through Langley City green spaces, designated only by a number. But if the  committee has its way, five of those trails will be given proper names — ones chosen to better reflect their use or location.

The suggestions presented by the committee and endorsed by council at its Nov. 19 meeting include officially naming what is known as the dog off-leash park, Dog Park Loop. Other suggestions that were considered were Sunbright Trail and Rover Trail.

In recommending a name for the path that runs from Grade Crescent to the Hydro right of way, the committee considered Serenity Trail and Dragon Eyes Trail, before settling on Pleasantdale Creek Trail.

The committee recommended that Trail 3, which runs north of 48 Avenue, just west of 208 Street be named City Park Trail. Anderson Trail was also considered.

Meanwhile, the green space linking 48 Avenue and the Hydro ROW west of 202 Street, could have become Sendall Nature Trail, but the committee settled instead on Muckle Creek Trail.

Brydon Lagoon Nature Trail was settled upon with no other contenders.

However new trail signs are not being printed up just yet. Before the names become official, they will go to a Committee of the Whole at an upcoming council meeting, where the public will get a chance to weigh in on the suggestions or offer their own ideas, said City CAO Francis Cheung.

Once new trail names are officially adopted, uniform signage will be created.

That likely won’t happen until spring, when new specifications are adopted in the City’s Master Parks, Culture and Recreation Plan, which is currently being updated, said Cheung.

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