Make a splash: weigh in on aquatics facilities strategy

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The Aquatics Facilities Strategy Community Survey is now closed. Thank you to all those who took the time to provide us with their insight.

St. Catharines is a city where everybody can play, and that extends to our pools and splash pads.

We’re looking to the future, developing an Aquatics Facilities Strategy, to ensure that for years to come residents can enjoy current and future aquatics facilities. The strategy will provide a snapshot of where aquatics facilities and programming stand; what works and what doesn’t; and provide a roadmap for future improvements and investments into facilities and programming.

The City is looking to the community as we prepare to create this blueprint for the future of aquatics in St. Catharines. As the City moves forward working with the Outdoor Aquatics Facilities Task Force and Recreation Master Plan Committee, we are engaging staff, stakeholders, users and the public to help us plan for a future where everyone can swim, splash and play in whatever way best suits them.

Community consultations will play an important role, and, with that in mind, we reached out for insight via an online community survey.

Now that the survey is completed, staff will review the findings and City Council will be presented with the draft aquatics facilities strategy for approval and will consider the recommendations before moving ahead with any of the proposed options. The development of the aquatics facilities strategy supports several actions in Council’s strategic plan, including the development of a 10-Year Capital Infrastructure Plan that includes all major investments to address City needs, priorities and growth; establishing area-specific plans for the redevelopment of key sites in the City to promote strong, compatible, connected neighbourhoods that enhance the quality of life; refining and implementing the 2015-2026 Recreation Facilities and Programming Master Plan by incorporating key deliverables into the Capital Infrastructure Plan and annual budget process.

The Aquatics Facilities Strategy Community Survey is now closed. Thank you to all those who took the time to provide us with their insight.

St. Catharines is a city where everybody can play, and that extends to our pools and splash pads.

We’re looking to the future, developing an Aquatics Facilities Strategy, to ensure that for years to come residents can enjoy current and future aquatics facilities. The strategy will provide a snapshot of where aquatics facilities and programming stand; what works and what doesn’t; and provide a roadmap for future improvements and investments into facilities and programming.

The City is looking to the community as we prepare to create this blueprint for the future of aquatics in St. Catharines. As the City moves forward working with the Outdoor Aquatics Facilities Task Force and Recreation Master Plan Committee, we are engaging staff, stakeholders, users and the public to help us plan for a future where everyone can swim, splash and play in whatever way best suits them.

Community consultations will play an important role, and, with that in mind, we reached out for insight via an online community survey.

Now that the survey is completed, staff will review the findings and City Council will be presented with the draft aquatics facilities strategy for approval and will consider the recommendations before moving ahead with any of the proposed options. The development of the aquatics facilities strategy supports several actions in Council’s strategic plan, including the development of a 10-Year Capital Infrastructure Plan that includes all major investments to address City needs, priorities and growth; establishing area-specific plans for the redevelopment of key sites in the City to promote strong, compatible, connected neighbourhoods that enhance the quality of life; refining and implementing the 2015-2026 Recreation Facilities and Programming Master Plan by incorporating key deliverables into the Capital Infrastructure Plan and annual budget process.