Parks and Recreation Master Plan
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About the Parks and Recreation Master Plan
The Township of Oro-Medonte’s newest Parks and Recreation Master Plan is nearing completion. Your input helped to shape the plan – now it is your chance to let us know what you think of the draft report, which will be presented at the May 10, 2023 Council meeting. Watch the meeting live on the Township's YouTube Channel.
Following the Council meeting, there will be opportunities for the public to also provide their feedback. You are encouraged to attend one of the Open Houses to speak with staff and see what is being proposed for the future of recreation in Oro-Medonte.
Parks and Recreation Master Plan FAQ
What is the purpose of the Master Plan?
The Master Plan will provide staff and Council with a strategic plan that will guide future actions and how to best meet community needs for parks, recreation and related activities (arts, culture and leisure) now and in the future. In addition to this overarching objective, the project will also:
- Identify potential capital project priorities
- Optimize service delivery (operations, partnerships, funding allocations, etc.)
- Guide asset management practices
- Provide Council and administration with a point of reference that can help inform decision making and ensure these decisions are data driven and transparent
How will I be able to provide input?
A Resident Survey was fielded fall 2022 to all households in the Township. There was also a number of other engagement opportunities:
Sounding boards (big panels with space to write on) will be set-up in parks and other spaces throughout the Township
Online mapping tool – please visit the project website to provide your feedback on specific spaces using the mapping tool (similar to a Google map but with the ability to “pin" and provide comment on specific parks, trails, and other recreation spaces)
How will community input shape the Master Plan?
It is really important that we hear from residents throughout the Township. The feedback we get from residents, community groups, and other parks and recreation stakeholders will give the project team important insights into strengths, needs, gaps and opportunities. These insights and other research and analysis being conducted (review of current assets, population and demographics, trends research) will help the project team identify future priorities and focus areas.
When will the Master Plan be completed?
The Master Plan is scheduled for completion in early 2023.
Will the public have a chance to view the draft Master Plan?
Yes. Before the Master Plan is finalized the public and stakeholders will have a chance to review and provide feedback on the draft Master Plan.
Open House Dates:
- Oro-Medonte Community Arena: May 16, 2023, 6-8PM
- Mount St. Louis Moonstone: May 17, 2023, 6-8PM
- Virtual Open House: May 23, 2023, 4-7PM
Who is developing the Master Plan?
The Township has retained a consulting team led by RC Strategies, a parks and recreation specialist planning firm. Township staff will work closely with the consulting team on all aspects of the project.