Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan will establish a strategy that will guide decision-making over the next ten years. Through research and public input, the Master Plan will examine parks and recreation services and establish priorities that align with Council’s strategic priorities. The Master Plan will explore various topic areas including:

  • Indoor recreation facilities (e.g., pools, arenas, gymnasiums, meeting spaces, etc.);
  • Outdoor recreation facilities (e.g., sports fields, playgrounds, etc.);
  • Special events and spaces (e.g., Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); and
  • Parks, open spaces, and trails.

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan will be prepared through three project phases:

Phase 1 involves undertaking background research and community consultation, which will provide the basis for the Master Plan. This phase will involve a review of applicable background documents, analysis of the community’s demographic profile, research on relevant trends, preparing inventories and mapping of the Town’s parks and recreation assets (including Victoria Playhouse Petrolia), and obtaining community input into the Master Plan.

Timing: October to December 2019

Phase 2 includes a number of assessments, including parkland, trails and open space needs; recreation facility needs; programming and delivery needs; and a benchmarking of rates and fees. This phase will result in a draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan (with draft implementation plan).

Timing: January to March 2020


Phase 3 provides an opportunity to test the draft Master Plan with the community prior to finalizing the document for Town Council’s consideration.

Timing: April 2020

The following schematic illustrates the interrelation of the various components of the master planning process:

P and R Master Plan

Have your say! Over the coming weeks, there will be a number of opportunities for you to get involved:

  • Attend the Community Launch Event on November 4th, 2019 at Victoria Hall, Lobby, located at 411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia from 3:00pm to 5:00pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to learn about the project and to provide your input.

3550 Petrolia Master Plan Poster (Draft)

Complete the Community Survey!

  • The survey will be open until November 26, 2019.
  • Submit written comments at any community facility or e-mail them to parksandrecreationmp@petrolia.ca
  • A future Public Open House will be held near the end of the planning process to present the draft Master Plan and to obtain your feedback. Stay tuned for updates!


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