Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan will guide the City over the next ten years. Through research and public input, the Master Plan will examine service levels in all communities across the city and establish priorities. The Plan will confirm program, service and facility needs and will identify strategies to assist with implementation.

The Master Plan will be an actionable, working document that can readily adapt to change in community values and address emerging trends. It will assist the City and local stakeholders in making strategic investments to ensure a healthy community, improve the quality of life of residents, and encourage a strong economy and sustainable environment.

Public and stakeholder engagement is critical to developing a plan that responds to the unique needs of Welland and its communities. We want to know how you use parks, facilities, and services; as-well-as how we can improve public space and services for other generations.

A Final Community Open House will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Come out anytime between 4pm to 7pm to review the preliminary findings of the Draft Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan and to provide your input.

For questions about the Master Plan or to provide your feedback. Please see below or send an e-mail to adesai@mbpc.ca.



Public Consultation Completed!

1. Community Discussion #1 (Open House) - The first open house was successfully held on April 2nd. Thank you to everyone who attended!

2. Community Discussion #2 (Open House) - The second open house was successfully held on April 25th. Thank you to everyone who attended!

3. Public Survey - The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who completed a survey!

4. Virtual Forum (Ideas) - The Virtual Forum is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided their ideas!

5. Interactive Mapping (Places) - The Interactive Mapping is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided their input!

6. Stakeholder Workshops (Invite Only) - The Stakeholder Workshops are now complete. Thank you to everyone who participated!

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan will guide the City over the next ten years. Through research and public input, the Master Plan will examine service levels in all communities across the city and establish priorities. The Plan will confirm program, service and facility needs and will identify strategies to assist with implementation.

The Master Plan will be an actionable, working document that can readily adapt to change in community values and address emerging trends. It will assist the City and local stakeholders in making strategic investments to ensure a healthy community, improve the quality of life of residents, and encourage a strong economy and sustainable environment.

Public and stakeholder engagement is critical to developing a plan that responds to the unique needs of Welland and its communities. We want to know how you use parks, facilities, and services; as-well-as how we can improve public space and services for other generations.

A Final Community Open House will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Come out anytime between 4pm to 7pm to review the preliminary findings of the Draft Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan and to provide your input.

For questions about the Master Plan or to provide your feedback. Please see below or send an e-mail to adesai@mbpc.ca.



Public Consultation Completed!

1. Community Discussion #1 (Open House) - The first open house was successfully held on April 2nd. Thank you to everyone who attended!

2. Community Discussion #2 (Open House) - The second open house was successfully held on April 25th. Thank you to everyone who attended!

3. Public Survey - The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who completed a survey!

4. Virtual Forum (Ideas) - The Virtual Forum is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided their ideas!

5. Interactive Mapping (Places) - The Interactive Mapping is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided their input!

6. Stakeholder Workshops (Invite Only) - The Stakeholder Workshops are now complete. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Please use this section to ask us any questions you may have about the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan.

Q&A

  • Where are the open houses (specifically the April 2nd open house) to be held?

    Jillian asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for reaching out to us regarding our Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan. The April 2nd open house will take place at Civic Square in the Community Room (60 East Main Street, Welland).

  • Why is the city moving forward with new builds, like moving the boat rentals and building a new park at Lincoln docks, when this plan hasn’t even begun? Are you really listening to your residents if you’re proceeding with spending thousands of dollars on things they may not even want?

    rosalyn asked 2 months ago

    Thanks for your interest in the Master Plan and highlighting the need for a coordinated approach! While there are certain projects that we have previously and approved as a priority through budgets and/or City Council discussions, needs assessments for the Master Plan will be carried out after we’ve had a chance to review community input. Those assessments involve determining how best to address parks, recreation and cultural needs in light of a number of factors, including planned/upcoming projects.

    - Richard Dalton, Manager of Recreation & Culture