Winnipeg Recreation & Parks Strategies

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Consultation has concluded. For more information, visit https://winnipeg.ca/publicworks/parks/recreation-parks-strategies.stm.

As Winnipeg transforms and grows, our recreation and parks systems also need to transform and grow. The Winnipeg Recreation & Parks Strategies will provide long-term vision and will present 25-year frameworks to help guide recreation and parks programs, services, policies, standards and procedures, and future investment in existing and new infrastructure.

View the strategies below.

Winnipeg Recreation Strategy
Winnipeg Parks Strategy


As Winnipeg transforms and grows, our recreation and parks systems also need to transform and grow. The Winnipeg Recreation & Parks Strategies will provide long-term vision and will present 25-year frameworks to help guide recreation and parks programs, services, policies, standards and procedures, and future investment in existing and new infrastructure.

View the strategies below.

Winnipeg Recreation Strategy
Winnipeg Parks Strategy


Consultation has concluded. For more information, visit https://winnipeg.ca/publicworks/parks/recreation-parks-strategies.stm.

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    1. Why is the City developing Recreation and Parks Strategies?

    almost 3 years ago

    The City is facing some difficult challenges in maintaining its aging infrastructure and making new investments to meet future needs. As Winnipeg continues to grow and change, the need to make strategic, forward-thinking decisions to ensure the City can deliver high-quality recreation and parks services is essential. The strategies are needed to guide programs, services, policies, standards and procedures, and future investment in existing and new infrastructure.

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    2. Who is responsible for developing the Recreation and Parks Strategies?

    almost 3 years ago

    The City’s Community Services and Public Works departments are partnering to complete the project. An external consultant team with expertise in policy development for recreation and parks services has been hired to undertake the project.

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    3. How is this project being funded?

    almost 3 years ago

    The City has a budget of $800,000 to complete the project. City Council approved funds for the development of the strategies in the 2016 and 2017 capital budgets.

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    4. When will the strategic plans be completed?

    almost 3 years ago

    The Recreation & Parks Strategies are expected to be completed in 2021. Please see the project timeline for more detail.

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    5. How will the community be involved in the project?

    almost 3 years ago

    A variety of public engagement opportunities will help shape the plans. Opportunities for the public to participate can be found in the updates tab.

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    6. A report was approved by Council in November 2016 about a Recreation Facility Master Planning Model. Is this the same initiative? What has changed?

    almost 3 years ago

    The Recreation & Parks Strategies project incorporates the scope of work identified in the November 2016 report on a Recreation Facility Master Planning Model. However, the project also includes additional work related to a Parks Strategy and Regional Parks Capital Investment Strategy. These plans were combined to find efficiencies in the process and to allow for conversations with stakeholders with interests in both recreation and parks.

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    7. What will the lifespan of each of these strategic plans be?

    almost 3 years ago

    The Strategies will provide a 25-year framework for recreation and parks in Winnipeg.