Parks and Recreation Master Plan Process Officially Launched (VIDEO)

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April 6, 2022

MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw is partnering with EDS Group and Quantum Recreation to develop a Parks and Recreation Master Plan that will provide a clear vision for the delivery of Parks & Recreation services in Moose Jaw over the next 10 years.

In the 2022 Municipal Budget, Moose Jaw City Council approved funding to engage a consultant to assist with the creation of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  As part of the plan development, representatives from EDS Group and Quantum Recreation will be visiting Moose Jaw over the next several months to  conduct community consultation with local residents and stakeholder groups.

With data collected from the surveys, meetings with stakeholders and input from our local youth, EDS Group will work closely with City Administration to prepare a summary of the initial findings by the end of June. After the findings are reviewed with feedback from all parties, a draft master plan will be prepared over the summer months for further review in the fall. The final Master Plan is anticipated to be presented to City Council for adoption by the end of 2022.

“Through extensive public consultation, the Plan will provide community driven recommendations on service delivery, programming, and infrastructure needs which will strategically guide the Parks and Recreation Department over the next decade based on annual funding available for those services and facilities,” said Derek Blais, Director of Parks and Recreation. “As a Department, we want to ensure that we have the recreational amenities and services in place that provide a high quality of life for our residents while helping to attract new people to Moose Jaw. We are very excited to partner with EDS Group and Quantum Recreation to leverage the extensive experience they bring in developing Parks and Recreation Master Plans in other communities and we are looking forward to getting the process started in Moose Jaw with the launch of our household survey this week.”

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan household survey will be available from April 6 to April 25, 2022.  As an added incentive, households that complete the survey will have the option to enter for a chance at one of three, three-month family recreation passes valued at over $300 each.

To take the survey, or for full details on the City of Moose Jaw Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, please visit the project website by clicking HERE.

Parks & Recreation Director Derek Blais, EDS Group Consultant John Buchko, and Communications Manager Craig Hemingway detail the Master Plan process on the latest Notorious Jawcast below.