City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Joint Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Joint Parks & Recreation Master Plan – Project Notice

Parks and recreation programs, services, and facilities provide opportunities to enrich the lives of those in the community; in fact, recreation opportunities contribute to the health of individuals, families, and the communities themselves. Through the efforts and support of both the City of North Battleford and the Town of Battleford - as well as the many community-led organizations - there is an abundance of services available to residents and visitors.

To ensure that the needs of the community are met for public recreation and park services the City of North Battleford and Town of Battleford are partnering in the development of a Joint Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The Master Plan will assess the current state of spaces, facilities, programs, and activities. It will also identify recommendations regarding the provision of parks and recreation services to meet the needs of area residents and visitors over the next 10 years. RC Strategies + PERC (a planning company) has been retained to work with the two municipalities to complete the Master Plan.

 

Consultation with the community is critical to the development of the Master Plan. Community partners, organizations, and residents will be provided with opportunities to share their thoughts on the current situation and future needs. A survey will be fielded in November and December to gather the opinions of area residents. As well, the perspectives of community groups will be gathered.

“Recreation and parks services and programs help improve our overall health, strengthen families, and enhance the entire Battlefords community.”

Mayor Ryan Bater
City of North Battleford

 “I strongly encourage all residents in the Battlefords area to provide their input and have their say about the new Master Plan when given the opportunity. This is an important project that will guide how parks and recreation services in our community are provided for years to come.”

Mayor Ames Leslie
Town of Battleford

The Recreation Master Plan is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.  For more information about the Master Plan process please contact the Jordan Schechtel (Town of Battleford) at jordan@battleford.ca or Cheryl DeNeire (City of North Battleford) at cdeneire@cityofnb.ca. Project updates will be posted on the Town’s website (www.battleford.ca) and the City’s website (www.cityofnb.ca).