Updates – Recreation and Parks Master Plan Released
Just a quick update that the full master plan has been released and is available in the below link:
Interesting points within the file are as follows
- On page 72, a recommended budget of $37,500 in 2021 and $250,000 in 2022
- On page 243, it is noted that “multiple comments were received regarding upgrades to play
equipment at Rebecca Hills Park”. It appears our campaign to push towards the survey was noticed.
- On page 258, there are extended considerations regarding our park. These are not promised of course, but include potential addition recommendations as follows:
- full-sized multi-sport court that is convertible to a (volunteer-supported) outdoor rink in winter
- additional playground structures, particularly for preschool ages
- soccer goal posts for the field for pick up play
- a trail
- bike skills area (e.g. pump track)
- a mini splash pad
- On page 269, the summary mentions specifically that “Residents in the Rolling Hills neighbourhood need to drive to access other parks in the Town, and the distance to these and major streets bounding the neighbourhood precludes their children from walking or cycling to other parks. Given their reliance on Rebecca Hills Park, therefore, the Town should consider expanding and improving its amenities to better serve the local population.”
- On page 402, the Open Resident Feedback included: “Rebecca Hills Park (3): Requests included upgraded play structures, a splash pad, a multi-use sports pad (for basketball (2 nets), ball hockey, and ice skating in the winter,) remove of ball diamond and replace with soccer/ lacrosse nets, and trails along the pond.” Thank you for anyone in our neighbourhood that came to the open nights, you made a difference.
- On page 403:
- 2 requests for washroom facilities
- 3 requests for a Splash park
- 2 requests for an upgraded full basketball court
- 2 requests to replace ball diamond with a soccer field
- 1 request to upgrade play equipment
- On page 404 within the Additional Comments, “Further requests for Rebecca Hills Park include a rubberized safety surface for the playground instead of wood chips, lighting, benches, garbage cans, a bike park behind the reservoir, more activities for kids, movie night in the park, and no parking, as residents wish for this to be a neighbourhood park.”
A full review of the plan will be performed in an upcoming council meeting once it is reviewed.