FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John, the Peace River Regional District and the District of Taylor are moving forward with a Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
The plan will be used as a guide to the City and region determine what recreational infrastructure is needed over the next 15 to 20 years in the North Peace.
Local government is looking for feedback from the community on what the community needs for recreation facilities.
“We are very excited about this project and the many opportunities for the community to participate. We are drafting a plan that will address the recreation opportunities for our community and it will start with them telling us what is most important to them,” stated Wall Ferris, General Manager of Community Services.
There are four main components of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan:
- Parkland Acquisition and Development
- Recreational Infrastructure Needs and Investments
- Fees and Subsidy Levels
- Special Events and Programming
There are several ways you can participate:
- An online survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/urbansouthcoast/city-of-fort-st-john-community-survey/
- There will be booths at a variety of community events including Canada Day for citizens to complete surveys and have conversations about their vision for the future of parks and recreation in Fort St. John.
- There are a series of public consultations with six focus group discussions scheduled in June that are segregated into the following groups for ease of discussion and stakeholder engagement : seniors, community services groups, environmental and trail groups, outdoor facility users, indoor facility users and an overall session for the general public.
More information about the project and opportunities to participate can be found on PlaceSpeak. PlaceSpeak is an online platform for community engagement that the City has used for several projects. The link is www.PlaceSpeak.com/FSJRecPlan