The City of London offers high quality parks, recreation programs, sport services, and facilities that engage residents of all ages and abilities. An Update to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan in 2018/19 was undertaken to ensure that our services continue to respond to the community, now and in the future.
The 2019 Parks and Recreation Master Plan provides an overall vision, direction, and guidance for planning and making decisions about parks, recreation programs, sport services, and facilities. It is informed by public input and is aligned to local, provincial, and national policies, strategies, best practices, trends, demographics, and growth forecasts. The Master Plan has a timeframe of ten years (2019 to 2028) and includes a longer-term outlook for major capital projects to 2039.
The Plan identifies broad needs and strategies and contains a series of recommendations that will assist the City and the community to achieve the vision and goals. The recommendations build upon the strong core of services currently provided by the City.
Full implementation of the Plan will require ongoing community engagement, flexibility in approach, partnerships, and funding from a variety of sources. It will guide the work of several service areas including: Parks and Recreation, Neighbourhood, Children and Fire Services, Planning Services, and Finance and Corporate Services - Facilities Design and Construction. The Plan was last updated in 2009, with an interim update in 2017.
City of London Parks and Recreation Master Plan adopted by Municipal Council on June 25, 2019
Sections 1 to 3 - INTRODUCTION, MASTER PLAN BUILDING BLOCKS STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
Section 4 - ACTIVE LIVING
Section 5 - INCLUSION AND ACCESS
Section 6 - CONNECTING PEOPLE AND NATURE
Section 7 - SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Section 8 - RECREATION CAPACITY
Section 9 - IMPLEMENTATION AND FINANCIAL PLANNING