Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan

The City of Welland's Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan is NOW complete. The Plan is a success due to all the people who engaged in this most valuable project and asset. Please review the Final Plan by clicking on "View the FINAL Plan" located to the right -->

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.

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

Public Consultations

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!

7. Community Discussion #3 (Open House) - A third open house was successfully held on May 23rd to present the Draft Master Plan. Thank you to everyone who attended!

The City of Welland's Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan is NOW complete. The Plan is a success due to all the people who engaged in this most valuable project and asset. Please review the Final Plan by clicking on "View the FINAL Plan" located to the right -->

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.

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

Public Consultations

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!

7. Community Discussion #3 (Open House) - A third open house was successfully held on May 23rd to present the Draft Master Plan. Thank you to everyone who attended!

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

Q&A

  • There is no mention in the Master Plan of any specific initiatives regarding environmental responsibility. For example, when referring to the trails/parks/facilities it was noted the need for lighting and washrooms but no mention of water fountains to decrease the use of single use plastics and encourage users to use their reusable water bottle to remain hydrated.

    Tori asked 4 months ago

    Thanks for pointing out that the City can continue to play a part in local and global sustainability. Your comment will be considered as part of finalizing the Master Plan!


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

    Jillian asked 6 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 6 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