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.

Park Plan

Guelph Park Plan: Guiding our future parkland system

Guelph’s Park Plan was ratified by Council on April 15, 2022 in advance of the full comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PRMP). This is so we can address time-sensitive legislative changes to the Parkland Dedication Bylaw required before September 2022.

The Park Plan will be integrated back into the PRMP as a part of its delivery to Council in 2023.

Project timeline

Phase 1: spring/summer 2019

Phase 2: fall 2019/winter 2019

Phase 3a: 2022

Phase 3b and 4: 2023

  • Draft master plan
  • 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

Mallory Lemon, Park Planner
Park and Trail Development, Parks
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3560
[email protected]