Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Parks, trails, open spaces, and recreation programs and amenities are critical to supporting the health and well-being of a community. As such, the Township has identified the preparation of a Parks & Recreation Master Plan as a key priority for the community. The purpose of a Parks & Recreation Master Plan is to plan for the parks and recreation needs of current and future residents by developing an understanding of what is working, where there might be gaps, and what the priorities are for the future.   

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 As part of the development of the Master Plan, we are undertaking a review of the Township’s existing parks, open spaces, trail networks, and recreational programs and facilities, and implementing a comprehensive engagement process to gather feedback from Township residents and stakeholders.

 Where Are We Now?

We are currently in the second phase of the project, and invite residents and stakeholders to review our What We Heard Report (available below). It is anticipated that the update will take approximately six months to complete with the Final Draft Master Plan intended to be presented to Council in December 2022.

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Family on a Trail
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What We Heard Report

 Over the past several months, the Township of Huron-Kinloss has been conducting research and speaking with residents and community groups to gather the information needed to set a direction for Parks and Recreation across the Township over the next 10 years. Review our What We Heard Report and bring your feedback and questions to our upcoming workshop.

What We Heard

Upcoming Workshop

 The Township is now hosting a Parks and Recreation Master Plan Workshop to provide an opportunity for you to share your feedback and ideas on the draft vision, principles, and actions for the Master Plan.

Date: Wednesday October 12, 2022

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Place: Ripley-Huron Community Centre, 17 Queen Street, Ripley

Register Here! 

 Community Workshop - July 12th, 2022

A community workshop was held on July 12th, 2022, we heard from community members about what their vision for parks and recreation in Huron-Kinloss is. The presentation slides are available if you weren't able to attend the session and would like to learn more about the project. There are still opportunities to share your feedback through the community survey and pop-up events. 

July 12th, 2022 Presentation Slides

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Next Steps

Using the feedback gathered during the first phase of engagement and through an inventory of facilities and amenities, we will complete a current state analysis and share our findings with the community in September.

 For more information about the project, contact:

 Mike Fair, Director of Community Services

Township of Huron-Kinloss

(e) mfair@huronkinloss.com

(t) 519-395-2909