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Community input shapes recreation and culture priorities for the next 10 years

​The Recreation & Culture Master Plan is now complete and ready to implement after changes recommended by City Council were incorporated into the plan that was approved on March 23, 2021.

Over the last year, the City has been seeking input from the community to shape recreation and culture priorities for the next 10 years.

"We know the community is passionate about recreation and culture and we're excited to share the final plan with everyone," says Robin Harper, General Manager of Recreation and Culture. "We saw an unprecedented response to our request for feedback. We believe the plan reflects what residents are looking for when it comes to recreation and culture in our community and we look forward to putting these recommendations into action."

Approximately 2,900 households participated in the household questionnaire and over 56 community groups completed the community group questionnaire. Feedback from community stakeholders and fee-for-service partners was collected through facilitated sessions.

There are several ways for the community to learn more about the final version of the plan:

  • Attend an online Q&A with City staff and RC Strategies on May 26 at 7 p.m.
    Participants must register by Friday, May 14 to travis.grindle@lethbridge.ca

  • Visit lethbridge.ca to 
    • Watch the wrap up video
    • Read the full 108-page version of the Master Plan (or the summary document if you prefer a shorter read!)

The Recreation and Culture Master Plan provides nine strategic directions that outline focus areas, potential opportunities for service delivery optimization, provides clarity on roles and responsibilities, identifies opportunities to increase capacity, and processes for making decisions and setting priorities.