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Municipality Launches Recreation Master Plan & Community Survey

Parks, recreation and culture facilities and services are vital to providing a high quality of life for all residents in our community. To ensure that the Municipality of North Grenville is focused on the highest priorities, we are seeking community input on local needs.  The Municipality would like to know how residents use our parks and facilities, as well as how we can improve and expand public spaces, amenities and services in the years and decades to come.

Earlier this year, North Grenville’s Municipal Council approved funding for the development of a ten-year Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan through the assistance of a highly experienced outside firm.  The first of its kind in the Municipality’s history, the Plan will offer all members of the community a crucial opportunity to share their perspectives on the kinds of services, programs, parks and other recreational amenities our Municipality needs to pursue over the next decade,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

Whether it’s more or different parks, changes to our ice allocation or theatre access policies, or the addition of a recreational amenity such as an indoor gym, pool, groomed ski trails, splash pad or outdoor rink, we want to hear from residents on what they view as a priority,” Mayor Peckford added.

The Master Plan has the potential to affect all residents as the Municipality seeks to identify improvements and additions to parks and facilities, new trail connections, more activities and programs, etc. The ten-year Plan will assist the Municipality and its partners in making strategic investments to encourage a healthy community, strong economy and sustainable environment.

Residents are invited to attend a Public Open House to learn more about the project and provide their input on local priorities. The sessions will be held on Monday September 16, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, Room B (285 County Road 44, Kemptville).

These are drop-in events where you can choose to stay for 10 minutes or an hour, there is no formal presentation but you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on parks, recreation and culture with the external firm that is supporting the Municipality in the development of the plan.  These meetings are crucial for providing an understanding the diverse perspectives of residents in our community.

A survey is also available online and at Municipal facilities. Please visit the project website to participate: www.northgrenville.ca/PRCmasterplan. Local organizations and user groups will also be contacted shortly to participate in a series of focus groups.

Additional consultation will occur in late 2019 when the draft Master Plan will be presented for community feedback.

For more information:

Mark Guy, Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture
613-258-9569 ext. 107
 

Mayor Nancy Peckford
 

Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan

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