Parks and Recreation Master Plan

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Your parks. Your recreation. Your voice.

We're updating our Parks and Recreation Master Plan to guide how we plan for the future development of recreational services and infrastructure in Guelph.

This is an exciting opportunity for residents to help us dive deeper into the themes and strategic directions of the Community Plan that relate to parks and recreation programming in our community.

The updated master plan will be a shared vision and strategy for how the City’s parks and recreation programs, services, and facilities should grow to meet current and future needs of the community.

This is your opportunity to participate in the plan’s creation by adding your voice to the conversation. Check out our engagement summaries from previous phases in the documents section on the right.

Thanks to everyone for your ideas, feedback and stories

  • Between August 8-28 2022 we were out in the community meeting people face to face and online to gather information for the homestretch of the Parks and Recreation Master plan.

  • Watch here for updates on what we heard later this year

  • Next steps: We will be back in the new year with a draft master plan for your feedback.


For more information

Mallory Lemon, Park Planner
Park and Trail Development, Parks
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3560
mallory.lemon@guelph.ca

Eric Pool, Project Manager
Recreation Services, Culture and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3366
eric.pool@guelph.ca

Your parks. Your recreation. Your voice.

We're updating our Parks and Recreation Master Plan to guide how we plan for the future development of recreational services and infrastructure in Guelph.

This is an exciting opportunity for residents to help us dive deeper into the themes and strategic directions of the Community Plan that relate to parks and recreation programming in our community.

The updated master plan will be a shared vision and strategy for how the City’s parks and recreation programs, services, and facilities should grow to meet current and future needs of the community.

This is your opportunity to participate in the plan’s creation by adding your voice to the conversation. Check out our engagement summaries from previous phases in the documents section on the right.

Thanks to everyone for your ideas, feedback and stories

  • Between August 8-28 2022 we were out in the community meeting people face to face and online to gather information for the homestretch of the Parks and Recreation Master plan.

  • Watch here for updates on what we heard later this year

  • Next steps: We will be back in the new year with a draft master plan for your feedback.


For more information

Mallory Lemon, Park Planner
Park and Trail Development, Parks
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3560
mallory.lemon@guelph.ca

Eric Pool, Project Manager
Recreation Services, Culture and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3366
eric.pool@guelph.ca

Parks and Recreation in the time of COVID

We know that COVID-19 has had a major impact on our lives and and how we move through the community. Have you changed how you engage with parks or recreation programs in the last few years? Tell us your story.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.
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    Not just a hill

    by Vlad, 5 months ago
    I often use the hill in the park by municipal street for a workout. I do hill repeats and am always impressed at how much cardio this involves. I am also impressed by the number of people who use this hill as I do or with their bicycles. At times, I just see people sitting on the hill enjoying the view. What a great park feature to have access to.

    I believe this shows how much varied activities can be created in our parks with some non-traditional thinking and I hope we can have more of this.

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    The wonder of water and green space

    by sratcliffe, 6 months ago

    For the last 38 years I have lived at the end of Water Street. Over those years, I have had 4 Golden Retrievers. I have used the trails and parklands along and around the rivers for dog walking and river watching. The heron fishes in the river and flies elegantly down its length. My dog rolls happily in the grass or swims in the river. During the pandemic, I loved to watch the children and parents playing in the river - something I had never seen in previous years. There were so many more people using the river trails and... Continue reading

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    Pandemic Parks!

    by RupinderKaur, 6 months ago
    Obviously, COVID was (and continues to be) a difficult time for many, many parents. When the pandemic first spread in Canada and we were beginning to lockdown spaces, parks eventually became our go-to place. As I was working from home, juggling my office duties after hours because my day was spent taking care of my 4-year old and managing our household, going to the nearby parks was not only fun for my son, but it became my own "me time."


    Going to the park became our daily routine - walking, then we would bike as he grew confident in riding... Continue reading

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