Parks and Recreation Master Plan update

We’re updating our strategic master plan—a document that guides the actions of our Parks and Recreation Department in its development of future recreational services and infrastructure.

The updated plan will present a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for activities that affect Open Space Planning, Parks Operations and Forestry, and Recreation Services.

Specifically, the plan will define needs and identify what we should be providing, including service standards for recreation and parks facilities and services, where they should be located, when they will be required, and how they should be funded.

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Project timeline

  • Phase 1: May 2019 to July 2019
    • Information gathering
    • Community feedback
  • Phase 2: June 2019 to August 2019
    • Draft strategies
    • Community feedback
  • Phase 3: August 2019 to December 2019
    • Draft master plan
    • Community feedback
  • Phase 4: December 2019 to March 2020
    • Final draft master plan
    • Council consideration of final draft master plan


For more information

Mallory Lemon
Project Specialist, Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 3560