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.
Help Shape the Future & Take the Survey by June 5!
A postcard advertising a Coded Resident Survey (including a unique Access Code) was sent to residents through Canada Post in order to gather broad based perspectives on parks, recreation and culture services the "Engage" tab below to explore your options.
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 SurveyOption A | A postcard advertising a Coded Resident Survey (including a unique Access Code) was sent to residents through Canada Post in order to gather broad based perspectives on parks, recreation and culture services. If you have not already done so, please complete this Coded Resident Survey using your Access Code by June 5. We recommend that you complete the survey on a tablet or home computer (not your mobile device) for ease of use.
Option B | For those who did not receive a postcard (which may have been lost in the mail, misplaced, etc), please complete the open version of the Resident Survey (that does not require an Access Code) by June 5.
Option C | If you prefer to complete a printed copy of the Resident Survey, you can click here for a PDF version and drop off completed paper copies to the front desk of the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (11925 Haney Place) by June 5. If you do not have the ability to print a copy but would like to, please visit the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (11925 Haney Place) or Maple Ridge City Hall (11995 Haney Place) to request a printed copy of the Resident Survey.
Option D | For those who are unable to attend one of our facilities to pick-up a printed copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before June 5.
Youth & Children's SurveyThe new PRC Master Plan will serve our community 10 years or more into the future - that's why we'll be consulting with local youth to learn more about their favourite activities, future facility/programming needs and potential barriers to participation. The Youth Survey will go live in May and stay active for approximately one month. 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 MappingIn May, the City will launch a tool for Online Crowdsource Mapping that will allow individuals the opportunity to identify specific areas of interest on an interactive map. The tool will show parks and outdoor facilities/amenities as well as points of reference and users will be able to drop a “pin” on specific points and then provide comments and suggestions for that location.
Sounding BoardsSounding boards will consist of panels that will be set-up at high traffic parks, trailheads and popular facility locations starting in May. The panels will contain information on the project, space to provide input and also direct residents to other engagement opportunities.
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