Why is it important to contribute to the Master Plan process?

    This important document will guide planning and decision-making related to parks and recreation services for the foreseeable future. In order to move forward with confidence, the city needs to know what YOU think so the plan can reflect community needs.

    As well, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is about the health of our community and the health of our environment. It will be the foundation for our quality of life and the quality of growth we foster. Most of all it is about how we connect with each other.  Do not miss the opportunity to contribute as we want to hear your vision for the future.

    What sorts of things do Parks and Recreation include?

    Parks and recreation includes a wide range of City places, spaces and programs. We want to talk about parks, beaches, trails, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, and recreation programs and services. Everything from dog parks to sports fields, arenas to Zumba.

    How can I contribute at an open house?

    Drop-in any time between 5 pm and 7 pm on April 2nd to share your input on the Master Plan in a comfortable, free-flowing space. Information will be provided on the plan, there will be no presentation however.  

    How will the plan be developed?

    The City of Welland invites the public to participate in the creation of our new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. 

    Independent consultants, Monteith Brown Planning, will be working with City staff and Council to roll out a robust engagement strategy to help shape the Master Plan. A Parks and Recreation Master Plan Steering Committee will also assist in guiding the process.