City Parks & Rec wants to hear public’s ideas for future plans

Six bilingual online consultation sessions are being hosted by the City to get your opinions and ideas on the first-ever combined Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (PRFMP), in support of the new Official Plan (OP). The sessions will gather input on satisfaction with the number and location of existing parks and recreation facilities; to learn about gaps and barriers that exist; to identify trends in park and facility use, and to receive your suggestions for future enhancements.

You are invited to share your knowledge and experiences to help the City plan for the future of municipal parks, recreation and community activity spaces and to develop recommendations to Council. They want to hear from residents, community associations, sports organizations, arts and cultural organizations, the homebuilders, residents interested in accessibility, equity and diversity and other recreation partners and user groups. Targeted stakeholder outreach with school boards, colleges and universities and the National Capital Commission are also being planned.

To participate, register on the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan page on Engage.Ottawa.ca for one of the following virtual bilingual consultation sessions:

The February 24 session will be co-hosted by Ottawa Sport Council and will focus on sports fields and the wide range of outdoor and indoor sports courts and amenities and the needs of sport clubs and organizations.

If you are not able to attend any of the sessions, there are two online surveys to provide your feedback at Engage.Ottawa.ca. One for parks and outdoor facilities and the other for indoor facilities.

If you require a disability related accommodation to participate, please contact 613-580-2424 ext. 25192 or RCFS-PublicEngagement@ottawa.ca. For deaf community members, facilitators can assist using Canada Video Relay Service or via the chat within the meeting.

The plan will go to the Community and Protective Services Committee and Council for approval in Fall 2021. It will be a contributing document to the City’s Official Plan.


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  1. I like that lovely park at the corner of Abbott and Main Streets, the swath of grass, trees, bandstand, little train station and play area, and now even a skating rink in the winter. Great place for concerts and art exhibits in the summer. Does not need to be fancy just leave it as it is.

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