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City seeks ideas to improve opportunities and access to recreation

July 30, 2018 -

As the City of Kingston continues its work updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, residents are asked to share their ideas on how to improve opportunities and access to recreation programs, special events, parks and facilities throughout Kingston.

"We're reviewing our spring survey information and have seen many great ideas for how you'd like to improve opportunities and access to parks and recreation. The survey may be closed, but we still want your ideas!" says Jaclyn Grimmon, manager, recreation programs. She adds that, as part of the public engagement process, recreation and leisure services staff are also meeting with community groups, sports user groups and other stakeholders to help shape the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update.

Residents can share their ideas:

  • Online at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/parks-rec-master-plan. Click on the "Ideas" tab and share your ideas to help keep Kingston active!
  • In person by attending a Get Involved pop-up event at Tomlinson Aqua Park or Grass Creek Park during the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival. Pop-up events are subject to weather conditions, and dates and times will be posted on the City's website. 

Sierra Planning and Management has been contracted to assist in the development of the update which is scheduled to be developed over the course of 2018 with the goal of having a finished final draft in early 2019. It will guide the City's recreation and leisure services department's work over the next 15 years.

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan – developed in 2010 and now being updated – provides an implementation strategy for the development of parks and recreation services until 2025.

For more on this project see: www.CityofKingston.ca/Projects.

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.