Parks are inclusive places for all Lethbridge residents and visitors. We are looking for the community to provide feedback on our parks system through the current Parks Master Plan project.
The Parks Master Plan is a strategic document that will guide the delivery of park and outdoor recreation land, amenities, and services for the next 15-20 years. Community input is a key component to ensuring the plan aligns with residents' needs and desires.
From November 21 to December 16, residents will have the opportunity to complete a survey and provide input on future planning items such as amenities in parks, park design and park maintenance.
"Understanding our residents' priorities in regards to park features and services is a critical step to making the Parks Master Plan a success," says Chris Witkowski, Parks Planning Manager. "We want to ensure our parks and the amenities found within them make our city a desirable place to work, play and raise a family."
The current Parks Master Plan was adopted in 2007. Lethbridge has changed significantly since the adoption of this plan. As a result, it is time to create a new plan that will serve our community's needs now and into the future.
The City has a comprehensive park system, including a river valley park system and three regional parks, one completed as part of the last master plan.
"Since our last master plan we have seen the completion of many additional park spaces including Legacy Regional Park," says Blair Richter, Parks and Cemeteries General Manager. "A master plan is important to help guide and provide direction of the management of Parks over the next 10 to 15 years."
For more information on the project and to complete the survey, please visit: www.getinvolvedlethbridge.ca/parks.