Have your say on recreation needs in Guelph!

Guelph is growing. Over the next 20 years the city is expected to grow by more than 54,000 people. The City of Guelph recognizes that access to recreational facilities and programs is a vital part of a healthy community.

The City, with Sierra Planning Management, is undertaking a needs assessment and feasibility study to determine how to best meet the recreation needs of Guelph residents citywide and the growing south end community.

A variety of options in terms of providing recreation programming in the south end as well as building a new facility, partnerships, and shared-space agreements will be considered.

To help us develop a plan for a future community and recreational facility in Guelph, we need your input.

Public meeting

We will provide an update on the needs assessment and feasibility study to date. We will review options for a potential new facility in the south end that are based on input we received from the community focus/user groups, survey, and online discussion. We will use your input at this meeting to refine the options and to develop concepts and recommendations about the City of Guelph’s strategy for recreation needs now and in the future.

Tuesday, April 15
7 p.m.
Community Room, Clair Road Emergency Services Centre
160 Clair Road West, Guelph

Who should attend?

  • All interested citizens
  • Residents of south end neighbourhoods
  • Recreation user groups

Provide input now, take our online survey

This survey will help the City understand the program and recreation facility needs of Guelph residents and other users, and how to best meet those needs in the facilities already owned by the City, including the Victoria Road Recreation Centre and/or a potential new facility in the south end.

Guelph public recreation survey

The survey closes on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Please note: hard copies are available at the Guelph Public Library Westminster Branch, Victoria Road Recreation Centre, Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, West End Community Centre, or the ServiceGuelph counter in City Hall.

We also invite you to participate in our online forum

For more information

Colleen Clack
Interim General Manager, Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2588
colleen.clack@guelph.ca
Sally Turner
Consultant
Sierra Planning and Management
416-363-4443 extension 24
sturner@sierraplan.com