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: spring/summer 2019
  • Phase 2: fall 2019/winter 2019
  • Phase 3: spring to winter 2020
    • Draft master plan
  • Phase 4: winter/spring 2021
    • Community feedback
    • Final draft master plan
    • Council consideration of final draft master plan (TBD)


Recreation, Parks and Culture Strategic Plan 2009 (guiding document for parks and recreation planning at the City)

Master Plan Update Open House: June 2019

For more information

Tiffany Hanna
Park and Trail Development, Parks
519-822-1260 extension 3371
[email protected]