The City of Fort St. John has completed the Parks and Recreation Master Plan
The City of Fort St. John, in participation with the Peace River Regional District and the District of Taylor, has completed the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This plan will guide the City and the Region’s investments in recreational infrastructure, parkland acquisition and parkland development for the next 15 – 20 years.
Recreation and leisure pursuits are critical foundations that work to enrich the lives of people who make our City an energetic place to live or visit. Recreation programs and infrastructure provide opportunities for the continued development of good citizens and play a vital role in empowering all individuals in Fort St. John. Through integration and partnership, recreation supports and encourages the creation of sustainable lifestyle and wellness based initiatives that provide a sense of place, spirit and belonging.
Council’s goals of providing inclusive opportunities and environments that support and nurture young people as well as making active lifestyles easier by providing adequate, safe, conveniently located and inviting places to exercise and play are best met through long range planning.
There are four main components for the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
- Parkland Acquisition and Development
- Recreational Infrastructure Needs and Investments
- Fees and Subsidy Levels
- Special Events and Programming
The Parks and Recreation Master plan is based on the values and interests of the public, stakeholders, staff, and elected officials of the City and surrounding communities. The planning process featured extensive engagement with a wide range of consultation involving the key community engagement methods.
These methods included a telephone survey, web survey, youth surveys, supplementary surveys, focus group workshops, and pop-up booths at community events as shown in the image to the left.
Plus, on our PlaceSpeak page we had 836 views, and 94 connects.
Thank you to all those who participated in the consultation sessions. The input is an extremely important component of this plan.