City Seeks Input for Parks and Rec Master Plan Update

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Kingston City Hall

The City of Kingston is seeking your input to update its Parks and Recreation Master Plan aimed at supporting opportunities for active fun over the next 15 years.

Come to a Get Involved Open House at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. Children are welcome to attend and activity bags with colouring books, crayons and activities will be available.

“The current master plan has really helped improve what the City offers in terms of recreation and leisure opportunities. This update will help us continue to enable residents to lead healthy lives, enjoy green spaces and participate in activities that strengthen their sense of community,” says Luke Follwell, director of recreation and leisure services. “If you have ideas for how to improve recreation and leisure opportunities in Kingston, now is the time to let us know.”

If you can’t make the open house, participate in the online survey about the master plan update at from May 30 to June 18.

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Sierra Planning and Management has been contracted to assist in the development of the update. The update is scheduled to be developed over the course of 2018 with the goal of having a finished final draft in early 2019. It will guide the City’s recreation and leisure services department’s work over the next 15 years.

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan – developed in 2010 and now being updated – provides an implementation strategy for the development of parks and recreation services until 2025. A number of its recommendations have already been achieved, including:

– Building the Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library and the Tomlinson Aqua Park
– Initiating plans for a new Kingston East Community Centre
– Renovating Artillery Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre
– Upgrading a number of parks with splash pads, tennis courts and other amenities.
– Developing partnerships and introducing new program opportunities throughout the City.

For more on this project see:

Release source: City of Kingston
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