Residents of Stony Plain are invited to provide their input at workshops and an online survey as the Town begins work to create the first Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan.
“The future of our trails, parks and green spaces is an open canvas,” says Mayor William Choy. “We want residents to help us create the vision for what our open spaces will look like in 5, 10 or 25 years from now.”
All Town residents are encouraged to provide input so the plan will reflect community interests and preferences. There will be multiple opportunities for participation.
A series of workshops will get underway at the launch event on November 18, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at Heritage Park. The event will feature food and children’s activities with opportunities to talk with Town staff and consultants. Two interactive workshops will be held during the event, at 5:00 p.m. repeating at 6:30 p.m., where residents can generate and vote for their priorities using clickers.
The online survey is available here
“The Master Plan will give residents, Council and Town administration the guiding principles for future development of parks and open spaces,” says Mayor Choy. “And it will indicate what improvements are needed to existing parks and open spaces.”
Consultants from Urban Systems have been hired to work with residents, Council and Town staff to analyze and make recommendations on parkland, trails, sports fields, play areas, dog parks, courts, youth parks, community gardens, uses of parks, maintenance of parks and management of natural areas.
Plus, Urban Systems staff will be surveying people at Christmas Light Up on November 20 at 6:30 p.m.
There will also be two workshops on November 19. These are designed specifically for community groups and sports and outdoor recreation groups, but anyone is welcome to attend, especially those not available on November 18.
“Once we have collected input from residents, a draft master plan will be produced, and it will be brought back to the community for review in spring,” says Mayor Choy.