Recreation and parks facilities, programs, and services play a vital role in our community and in the lives of our residents. To provide direction to maintain these important community assets over the next ten years, the City of Pickering is preparing a Recreation & Parks Master Plan as approved at the Council meeting of October 17, 2016. This process will provide the City with up-to-date insight on community needs, and effective ways to provide facilities and deliver programs. The master plan will be an update of the 2002 Recreation & Parks Master Plan; view the Strategic Plan Report and the Technical Plan Report.
The community engagement period is now complete. Thank you to everyone who participated! Over the past few months, residents and user groups provided input to inform the master planning process through a number of opportunities including Public Input Sessions, Pop-Up Event, Random Household Telephone Survey, and User Group Survey. Written submissions were also received. If you would still like to submit input to be considered for the master plan, e-mail email@example.com or submit your written comments to any municipal facility.
A Draft Master Plan will be prepared over the coming months. A Public Open House will be held in the fall to present the Draft Master Plan to the public and to gather feedback. Stay tuned!
|Afternoon and evening Public Input Sessions were held on January 31, 2017 at the Pickering Recreation Complex to introduce the project to the public and to collect initial feedback. Over 50 people participated in the sessions and submitted comments. Thank you to everyone who participated!|
|A Pop-Up Event was held at the Pickering Recreation Complex on February 20, 2017 to collect input on how to improve indoor and outdoor parks and recreation facilities, and programs. Thank you to everyone to participated!|
|A Random Household Telephone Survey was conducted between February 27, 2017 to March 20, 2017 to collect input on residents' participation, opinions, and preferences in recreation and parks opportunities. 384 household surveys were completed. Thank you to everyone who participated!|
|A User Group Survey was conducted between February 24 to March 27, 2017 to collect information about participation rates, facility usage, areas for improvement, and future needs. 36 user groups submitted a completed survey. Thank you to everyone who participated!|
The City of Pickering has initiated the development of a Skateboard Strategy that will guide decision-making on existing and future skateboard park needs. Building upon relevant findings of the Recreation & Parks Master Plan, which is currently being prepared, the Skateboard Park Strategy will provide direction on how best to meet needs, including potential locations to consider for future skateboard parks.
While the public consultation undertaken for the Recreation and Parks Master Plan also collected input into the Skateboard Park Strategy, additional opportunity for public input into the Strategy is currently being finalized. Check back soon! To stay informed and up to date, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.