January 19, 2021 – The City needs your feedback and input to help develop its 10-year Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The plan will go to Community and Protective Services Committee and Council for approval in October 2021.
The online survey is now live on Engage.Ottawa.ca until February 5, 2021.
Ontario government legislation requires the City to develop this plan so that we can continue to request that park land is dedicated in new communities at the highest possible rate instead of the minimum provision as allowed by Planning Act. The survey asks about the type of park and recreation facilities that you and your family use and what amenities you think are important for our City parks and facilities.
The development of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan will help meet the future needs of our growing community over the next decade. Virtual public engagement sessions are also planned in February and more information will be provided in the coming weeks.
The one thing that the Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced is how much parks and recreation facilities mean to so many Ottawa residents and neighbourhoods. Parks and recreation facilities have proven to be important amenities that contribute to the vibrancy of our communities and the social and physical wellbeing for our residents and their families.
These are your communities, your parks, and your recreation facilities. Have your say. Get involved.