Parks and Recreation Master Plan

PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a document that describes how the District can face the challenge of providing quality leisure services during the next ten (10) years and beyond.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan - 2017:

The District of Peachland is preparing a ten (10) year Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The process is starting early in 2017.

Our community is changing, therefore it is timely to prepare a plan now. As an example, the population of Peachland is estimated to double over the next 20 years. A master plan will be invaluable to focus on the aspects most important to residents, maximize the benefits that parks and recreation contribute to quality of life, and leverage partnerships and external resources to be financially prudent.

Your thoughts and opinions are important. We have listened very carefully to your thoughts in the 2016 Citizen Survey. We have heard your opinions through the Official Community Planning process. Now we need to further refine our understanding of your needs and priorities as they relate specifically to parks and recreation.

In June, we concluded a statistically valid and public survey. The upcoming opportunities are:

  • Community meetings/Focus Groups
  • Displays at Community Events
  • The consultant will be facilitating a series of small focus groups organized by topic during the next couple weeks, and we would like to invite you or a family member to participate. The focus groups will consist of 8-12 individuals in panels discussing how you participate (or do not participate) in recreation in and around Peachland. Participants must have a Peachland address for their primary residence. The focus group will give participants a chance to voice their opinions and help guide Peachland's Parks and Recreation programs, parks and facilities.

    Focus groups will include panels for families, youth, seniors/55+, sport/outdoor enthusiasts, arts, and non-users/miscellaneous. All topics will be held in Peachland's Council Chambers and will be approximately 1.5 hours. Focus groups will meet at the following dates and times with the following RSVP deadlines:

  • Sports/Outdoors: June 12, 2:00-3:30pm---RSVP June 8
  • Families: June 19, 9:00-10:30am---RSVP June 12
  • Seniors/55+: June 19, 11:00am-12:30pm---RSVP June 12
  • Youth (participants must be between 11 and 18 years old): June 19, 5:00-6:30pm---RSVP June 12
  • Non-Users/Miscellaneous: June 19, 7:00-8:30pm---RSVP June 12
  • Arts: June 20, 10:00-11:30am---RSVP June 13
  • Treats will be provided!

    If you are interested in participating, please email rec-clerk@peachland.ca by your preferred session's RSVP date with the session you would like to attend listed in the email.

    Visit the Districtís website to stay informed on the planís progress, learn upcoming ways to be involved, and provide feedback on various components. Thank you for helping shape the future of parks and recreation and quality of life in our community.

    Parks and Recreation Master Plan - 2009:

    On January 12, 2010, the District of Peachland Council passed the following resolution:

      "THAT Council adopt the Parks and Recreation Master Plan as prepared by Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants Ltd. Dated November 17, 2009, as a guide for future research and consultation."

    The Plan was prepared in a three (3) phase planning process that involved input and consultation with local community groups, a survey invitation to residents, advice from Council, and guidance by staff.

    Many community organizations and local residents as well as District officials actively participated in the development of the Plan. Their involvement, through interviews, meetings, correspondence and public survey was critical to gaining a thorough understanding of community values, interests and needs. Implementation of the recommendations will ensure the effective delivery of leisure services in the community.

    PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN - NOVEMBER 17, 2009