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.
Over the coming months, there will be a number of opportunities for you to become a part of the conversation and make sure your voice is heard. Here's how you can get involved:
- Public Input Sessions
Afternoon and evening Public Input Sessions were held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Pickering Recreation Complex. Thank you to everyone who provided their input! A copy of the display boards from the Public Input Sessions can be found here. Please feel free to e-mail your comments and/or responses to the e-mail link below if you were unable to attend.
- Random Household Telephone Survey
If you are contacted to participate, complete the Random Household Telephone Survey. The telephone survey will be conducted between February and March 2017.
- Online Survey
User groups and stakeholders will be personally invited by the City to complete an online survey starting February 20, 2017 and ending March 27, 2017. User Group / Stakeholder President or lead representative can contact the city by email at email@example.com if they do not receive a survey invitation by the end of February 2017.
- Pop-Up Events
Drop-in to a Master Plan Pop-up Event held from 10 am - 4 pm on Febraury 20, 2017 in the lobby of the Pickering Recreation Complex.
- Written Comments
Submit written comments at any municipal recreation facility or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Share your feedback by March 31, 2017.
- Public Open Houses
Public Open Houses will be held at the end of the process to present the Draft Master Plan. Stay tuned!
To start thinking about your recreation and park needs, e-mail us your responses to the following statements:
The things I like best about recreation and parks in Pickering are...
Recreation and parks in Pickering can be improved by...
Over the next ten years, my biggest recreation and parks priorities in Pickering are...
To keep informed, continue to visit pickering.ca/recreationandparks for up to date information and/or send us an e-mail to email@example.com so that we can add you to our contact list.