Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan
Engage with the PRC Master Plan
The City of Maple Ridge is developing a new Parks, Recreation & Culture (PRC) Master Plan to serve as a road map for services/programs, capital funding and infrastructure while providing Council and staff a point of reference to inform data-driven and transparent decisions. The new Plan, intended to establish future priority projects and focus areas for the next 10+ years, will succeed the 2010 Plan created under the joint recreation model between the City of Maple Ridge and City of Pitt Meadows.
The Plan’s development will involve extensive community engagement using a variety of methods with most of the engagement occurring through the spring and summer of 2022. When a draft Plan is available, further community engagement will help to validate key content and directions. The engagement strategy will also take into consideration demographic groups that may require unique methods of engagement or who are traditionally at risk of exclusion. The City is committed to creating a PRC Master Plan that truly captures the needs of the entire community while working to remove barriers to participation.
Ways to Engage
Your feedback will shape the future of Parks, Recreation & Culture for years to come.
Resident Survey -Thank you for your valuable feedback! The Resident Survey is now closed.
Youth & Children's Survey - Live Until June 23!The new PRC Master Plan will serve our community 10 years or more into the future - that's why we're consulting with local youth to learn more about their favourite activities, future facility/programming needs and potential barriers to participation! The Youth Survey is live now until June 23. School District 42 will assist with facilitation with a focus on students in grades 5/6 and up.
Children's Program EngagementThe City of Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture offers a variety of children's programs and services throughout the community. Our team will conduct art activities that give our local children the opportunity to illustrate their ideas, identify their likes and wants regarding parks, programs and services.
User Group SurveyThe User Group Survey will be sent directly to community organization representatives and will fulfill two overall functions:
- Provide an additional opportunity for groups that participated in the stakeholder discussions to offer additional follow-up input
- Offer a feedback/input mechanism to groups that were not able to participate in a stakeholder discussion
Online Crowdsource MappingThank you for your valuable feedback! The Online Crowdsource Mapping tool is now closed.
Sounding BoardsKeep your eyes out for Sounding Boards at Whonnock Lake, Golden Ears Winter Club and Planet Ice. You will also find Sounding Boards at the Haney Farmer’s Market in Memorial Peace Park on Saturday, June 25 as well as at the Grand Opening for the Albion Community Centre on June 22 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM!
Pop-Up OpportunitiesLook for our booth at community events and facilities where you can speak directly to staff and share your ideas on the future of Parks, Recreation & Culture.
Did you know?
Maple Ridge will cross the threshold of 100,000 citizens within a few years and could reach a population of 150,000 as soon as 2050! The PRC Master Plan will help manage the impact that this growth will have on parks, recreation and arts/culture programs, services and infrastructure. It will also provide Council and staff with a resource to inform decision-making.
The PRC Master Plan will cover key topics including:
- Develop a financial plan to support capital investment priorities
- Approaches to service delivery (e.g. who and how)
- Building capacity within the delivery system
- Programming focus areas
- Collaborations and partnerships
- 2010 Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan
- May 3 News Release - Shaping Our Future: Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan
There are a number of current, Council-approved strategies that will help inform the 2022 PRC Master Plan. They include but are not limited to:
- Maple Ridge Sport & Physical Activity Strategy
- Maple Ridge Youth Strategy
- Maple Ridge Culture Plan: Walking Together
- Maple Ridge Age-Friendly Communities Initiative
- Maple Ridge Child Care Action Plan
- School District 42 Facilities of the Future - Public Consultation Summary
- Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy