As the population of Abbotsford grows to 200,000 people, Parks, Recreation & Culture (PRC) is working to ensure that recreational amenities, park spaces and cultural connections will meet the needs of a growing population.
The existing Parks and Recreation Master Plan was created in 2005 and since that time, our services and programs have expanded significantly and now include Arts and Culture. The new PRC Master Plan will have a long term vision that reflects Abbotsford's unique qualities and characteristics.
Abbotsford’s Official Community Plan (OCP), adopted in June 2016, provides a vision and a framework for how Abbotsford will grow to a population of 200,000. We are now reviewing and updating existing Master Plans and Studies to ensure all of our future operations, development, infrastructure, services, amenities and programs align with the vision set out in our OCP.
The PRC Master Plan will look at the planning and service delivery to provide an innovative and comprehensive long-term vision and plan for the delivery of PRC services, including recreation and culture facilities, parks, sports fields, trails, urban forests, cemeteries, playgrounds and open green spaces for the City of Abbotsford.
surveys, presentations and reports, they will be posted below under the corresponding stage.
STAGE 1 - BACKGROUND RESEARCH
The background research gave us the data needed to move to our next phase where we will explore new options, and priorities for the future of Parks, Recreation and Culture.
How do you want to be active and connected when Abbotsford’s population reaches 200,000? What should our playgrounds look like? Where should they go? What types of cultural programs are you interested in? These are some of the types of questions we will be coming to you with in the spring!
STAGE 3 - DRAFT PLAN
We will compile the research and feedback we receive from stage 2, which will form the base of our Draft Plan. This is your Abbotsford, and it is important that the PRC Master Plan is for the future that you envision!
STAGE 4 - FINAL PLAN
During this stage, we will have compiled all of our collective feedback and priorities and present the final plan to the public and Council.