Recreation Facility Allocation: Opportunities for Play

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The City of St. Catharines prides itself as the city where everyone can play.

Be it a youth soccer team hitting the pitch, old-timer hockey leagues taking to the ice, or even the Olympians of tomorrow diving into a pool to train, we want to continue our long-standing tradition of providing recreation facilities for all ages, needs and abilities.

To further that goal the City is currently developing an new Recreation Facility Allocation Policy, to create a uniform process to ensure facility use is equitable for all our users.

Striking a balance

Ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of access isn’t as easy as it may sound. There are a lot of factors to consider in determining allocation priorities. A sound policy will consider numerous factors such as:

  • Non-profit versus for-profit use
  • Adult use versus opportunities for seniors and youth
  • Local versus non-local use
  • Competitive versus non-competitive use
  • Public programming versus private leagues / organizations
  • Primetime versus non-primetime use
  • New versus existing user groups

There’s a lot to weigh, and to get it right, we want to hear from you. Help us understand how our facilities are used, and how priorities should be directed. It’s your City, help us ensure everyone has a chance to play for years to come by completing the survey below before March 1.



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The City of St. Catharines prides itself as the city where everyone can play.

Be it a youth soccer team hitting the pitch, old-timer hockey leagues taking to the ice, or even the Olympians of tomorrow diving into a pool to train, we want to continue our long-standing tradition of providing recreation facilities for all ages, needs and abilities.

To further that goal the City is currently developing an new Recreation Facility Allocation Policy, to create a uniform process to ensure facility use is equitable for all our users.

Striking a balance

Ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of access isn’t as easy as it may sound. There are a lot of factors to consider in determining allocation priorities. A sound policy will consider numerous factors such as:

  • Non-profit versus for-profit use
  • Adult use versus opportunities for seniors and youth
  • Local versus non-local use
  • Competitive versus non-competitive use
  • Public programming versus private leagues / organizations
  • Primetime versus non-primetime use
  • New versus existing user groups

There’s a lot to weigh, and to get it right, we want to hear from you. Help us understand how our facilities are used, and how priorities should be directed. It’s your City, help us ensure everyone has a chance to play for years to come by completing the survey below before March 1.



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