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 first phase of the project, and, in June and July, we will be seeking input on what’s important to residents and stakeholders, what parks and recreation amenities and facilities are being used and current levels of satisfaction, what barriers might exist, and what type of amenities or programs are desired in the future. 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
Kids at splashpad

Have Your Say! Upcoming Engagement Opportunities

There will be several opportunities for residents and stakeholders to share their perspectives and ideas over the course of the project. 

Our first phase of engagement will be kicking off later in June and will run through July with multiple engagement opportunities being offered. During this phase of engagement, we would like to hear your thoughts on potential gaps, how you currently use parks and recreation amenities in the community, and what you might like to see in the future.

 Community Survey

Share your feedback through a community survey available at the end of June.  Coming Soon!

 Pop-Up Events

Drop by this summer to meet and chat with the project team and learn more about the project.  

Dates and Locations:

Saturday June 25th, 2022 - Lucknow Summerfest

Wednesday July 13th - Ripley-Huron Community Centre

Saturday July 30th - Point Clark Lighthouse

 Community Workshop

Join us on July 12, 2022 from 7-8:30pm for a virtual Parks and Recreation workshop to share your ideas about what your vision is for parks and recreation in Huron-Kinloss. Pre-registration is encouraged so we can better plan for the event.

 Click here to register for the virtual workshop

 We look forward to seeing you are one of our upcoming events!

Kids at a park
Man on a Kayak

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