PRC Master Plan Final Presentation

PRC Masterplan

The final draft of the Town of Collingwood Parks Recreation and Culture (PRC) Master Plan was presented to the public on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Identified as an action item in the 2015 Community Based Strategic Plan (CBSP), the updated PRC Master Plan serves as a road map for the department for the next 10 years and includes an assessment of existing and future parkland needs.

The final draft of the Town of Collingwood Parks Recreation and Culture (PRC) Master Plan was presented to the public on Wednesday, August 22nd.

In gathering public input the report revealed a strong demand for a multi-use recreational facility that would serve Collingwood and wider Region. In addition, the report stated partnerships should be considered for delivering recreational services/ programs.

There is also demand for a larger performing arts facility that can host larger events and also said respondents indicated a lack of awareness of events at cultural facilities in Collingwood.

The report indicated a demand for year-round trails and updated infrastructure and maintenance for parks and trails.

There have been mixed feelings as to whether or not the 24 year run of the Collingwood Elvis Festival should continue past year 25.


Key Action Items Were Identified

A Key Action Item identified the need to develop a Facility Feasibility Study for a new multi-purpose community recreation facility at an appropriate location. The completion of this Study will ensure that Town/ region is best positioned should one or more of the following occur:

• Major new sources of funding become available

• The population of the region experiences rapid growth

• Replacement of a major community facility is required (e.g. pool/arena).

Another Key Action Item identified was the need to develop a ten year work plan to meet forecasted demand for outdoor recreational facilities. Particular emphasis should be placed on splash pads, playground structures and sports fields. Additional focus should also be given to increasing the number and locations of outdoor pickleball/tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts.

The report included many recommendations as to how to improve the arts and culture environment including the need for a review to determine the feasibility and sustainability of a multi-functional arts and cultural centre for Collingwood.

The Parks Recreation and Culture (PRC) Master Plan will now be presented to council for final approval.



CLICK HERE to view the Wednesday August 22nd presentation

CLICK HERE to view the PRC Master Plan FINAL DRAFT


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