Draft Master Plan Review June 18-29
Click here to view the State of Recreation: Background Report.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan process has been underway since January 2018 and has solicited information, ideas, hopes, and concerns from many Whitehorse residents, user groups, and recreation delivery partners. The City sincerely thanks all those who took time to provide input earlier this year.
Community input, combined with research into key trends and a review of the City’s current delivery context, has helped the City identify a path forward for its delivery of parks and recreation over the next 10-12 years.
The draft Plan is now ready for review and the City is reaching out to the community for feedback. Please get involved in any of the following ways:
Monday, June 25 11:30 am - 1:30 pm; 4-7 pm
Frank Slim Building (Shipyards Park)
Visit a “pop up”:
Thursday, June 21 3-7 pm
Shipyards Park (Farmer’s Market)
Wednesday, June 27 11:30-1:30pm
Fill out a survey:
Community group/stakeholder survey: https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50032012/City-of-Whitehorse-Parks-and-Recreation-Master-Plan-Community-Stakeholder-Group-Feedback
February 2018 Project Launch
In February we launched the first round of 2018 community engagement! We encouraged the public to participate in the following ways:
- Public Survey open until March 15
- Community Group Survey open until March 15
- Attend the Parks & Rec “Jam” on February 28
What is the Parks and Recreation Master Plan?
Parks and recreation (P&R) are a big part of what makes Whitehorse a great place to live and visit. The last P&R Master Plan was completed in 2007, and Whitehorse has grown and changed since then. Now is the ideal time to re-examine and confirm the City of Whitehorse’s role and approach to P&R and ensure both are grounded in public needs, best practices, key trends, and organizational sustainability.
What Will Be Included in the Plan?
The Parks & Recreation (P&R) Master Plan will create a blueprint for the City of Whitehorse over the next 10 years in three key areas:
- Future Priorities for P&R Infrastructure
- Opportunities to Optimize Programming
- Resources Required to Sustain and/or Grow P&R
The Plan will set the high-level, strategic direction for the City with respect to how it delivers and partners around P&R.
The Planning Process
How Can I Get Involved?
Stay in the loop by signing up for our e-newsletter.
What Will the City Do With My Feedback?
The Planning Team’s work will be informed in many different ways. The knowledge and perspectives of the public, community groups, and other governments are key. We will work with you to ensure that your concerns, ideas and aspirations are directly reflected in the options developed and explain how community input influenced final decisions.
The Planning Team
The City has hired RC Strategies+PERC, based in Edmonton and Vancouver, to lead the planning process in partnership with Whitehorse counterparts. Core team members include:
Stephen Slawuta, Planning: Stephen is a partner with RC Strategies who has extensive experience as a project manager and recreation facilitator and has overseen numerous P&R planning processes across western Canada.
Jane Koepke, Planning/Engagement: Jane is a long-time Yukoner and Registered Professional Planner who has worked on a broad range of planning projects in the territory, many of them P&R-focused.
John Glynn-Morris, Engagement: John-Glynn Morris is a local engagement specialist who has lent his talents to a wide range of Whitehorse and Yukon planning processes in recent years.
Get in Touch With Us!
For more information please contact Krista Mroz, Manager of Recreation and Facility Services, at 668-8331; Doug Hnatiuk, Manager of Parks and Community Development at 668-8662; or email us at email@example.com