The City of London is currently working on a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan that will provide overall vision and direction for making decisions, guiding the City’s investment in parks, recreation programs, facilities and sport services for the next decade and beyond. The City of London needs to hear from you!
Residents are being asked to share how they use parks, recreation programs, facilities and sport services in London through a new online community survey as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
“Parks and recreation services have consistently been identified by Londoners as having a positive impact and providing great benefit to individuals, neighbourhoods and the entire city” says Lynne Livingstone, Managing Director of Neighbourhood, Children and Fire Services.
Public input, participation trends, utilization levels, best practices, demographic changes and growth forecasts will be used as the basis to inform the Master Plan. Along with the community survey, City staff are hosting input sessions with stakeholders and user groups to establish key principles that reflect community aspirations.
The Stoney Creek Community Centre, YMCA and Library, the development of the new Southwest Community Center slated to open later this year, increased programming in neighbourhoods, capital investment and repairs to facilities, accessibility improvements and playground equipment replacement are all directly related to previous Master Plans completed in 2003 and 2009.
“We are excited to work through this plan with the public and continuing to respond to current and future wishes of our users” states Scott Stafford, Managing Director of Parks and Recreation.
Londoners are encouraged to visit getinvolved.london.ca to learn more about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan and complete the online survey. The survey will remain open until July 23, 2018.