Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan: public consultation

The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is developing a Parks and Recreation

Facilities Master Plan (PRFMP), in support of the new Official Plan (OP). Ottawa residents are being

invited to share their knowledge and experiences to help us plan for the future of municipal parks and

recreation facilities.

The first phase of the PRFMP public consultations was recently launched on Engage Ottawa. The

objectives of the public consultations are to collect information on residents’ usage and satisfaction

with the number and locations of existing parks and recreation facilities, to learn about gaps and

barriers that exist, and to identify trends and emerging needs in park and facility use. The feedback

from public consultations will be useful in understanding and accurately reflecting emerging needs in

our community and developing recommendations to Council.

The PRFMP will make recommendations for each of the eight geographic areas of focus within OP;

(downtown, inner urban, outer urban, greenbelt, suburban [east, south, west] and rural). This includes

new development areas as well as existing communities.

We want to hear from residents, community associations, sports organizations, homebuilders,

residents interested in accessibility, equity and diversity and other partners and user groups. Targeted

stakeholder outreach with school boards, colleges and universities and the Nation Capital Commission

(NCC) are also planned.

Though this consultation is being promoted through several channels, we encourage you to promote

this opportunity to as many residents and groups as possible. Please consider promoting in your

newsletter, on social media or webpages.

This round of public consultation includes:

• The launch of two online surveys on Engage Ottawa:

o Parks and Outdoor Recreation Facilities survey: open from January 11 – February 21,


o Indoor Recreation Facilities survey: open from January 29 – March 12, 2021; and

• A series of six facilitated online consultation sessions over a ten-day period between February

17 and 25, 2021. Residents, community groups and sports clubs are encouraged to attend a

date and time that works best for them out of the below six sessions.

To / Destinataire Mayor and Members of City Council File/N° de fichier:


From / Expéditeur Dan Chenier

General Manager

Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services

Subject / Objet Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Public Consultations

Date: February 8, 2021

Registration is required for the consultation sessions. The sessions will be promoted on, via

twitter, Facebook and through Engage Ottawa. You and/or representatives from your office are invited

to join us at one of the following virtual facilitated consultation sessions:

• Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 9:30 to 11:30 am; Register here

• Monday, February 22, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm; Register here

• Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm; Register here

• Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm; Register here

• Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm; Register here (see note below on

session focus)

• Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 9:30 to 11:30 am; Register here

All sessions, including the presentation and breakout discussion, will be offered in English and French.

Upon registration, registrants will indicate their preferred language and they will receive a link for

either the English or French session.

The February 24th session will be co-hosted by Ottawa Sport Council and will focus on sports fields and

the wide range of outdoor and indoor sports courts and amenities and the needs of sport clubs and


If a resident require a disability related accommodation to fully participate in this event, assistance is

available by contacting 613-580-2424 ext. 25192 or [email protected] For deaf

community members, our facilitators can engage using Canada Video Relay Service or via the chat

within the meeting.

Contact Information

Residents with questions or comments can be directed to the Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan

project team:

Phone: Selma Hassan, Project Lead: 613-580-2424 ext. 25192

Email: [email protected]

Mail: City of Ottawa c/o Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Attention: 26-51

100 Constellation Drive

Ottawa, ON K2G 7E6

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