Recreation and Parks Master Plan
To help ensure that recreation and parks services are best meeting the needs of the community now and for the next 10 years, the City of Brooks is completing a Recreation and Parks Master Plan.
This Master Plan will help the City make decisions about facilities and programs but also how it supports and works with other providers in the community.
Community engagement is a very important part of the process in developing the Master Plan. Throughout the summer and fall of 2020, residents and community organizations will be asked their opinions about recreation and parks services in Brooks.
How Can I Participate?
Household Survey:Residents of Brooks will be sent a postcard in the mail with a unique code written on it. Don't throw this out! Visit the "Household Survey" link and use that code to begin the survey. This survey is available to residents until September 21.
(NOTE: the deadline to complete the Household Survey is September 21)
Onsite Survey: If you're out and about at one of our recreation facilities or parks, you might notice a poster asking you to take a few minutes to share your experiences. As a user of that space, we want to know about your activities and thoughts for the future! Visit the "Onsite Survey" link below to give us your input. The survey should be based on your recent experience in one of our parks or recreation facilities - this might mean if you use multiple parks/facilities, you could complete this survey multiple times - one per experience.
Community Group: Are you part of a community group such as Brooks Minor Hockey, Grasslands Soccer, Brooks Minor Ball, Brooks Curling Club, etc. that uses our facilities regularly? If so, we will be reaching out to your organization to get feedback about facilities, accessibility, processes, etc.
There will also be other opportunities for targeted community segments (youth, seniors, etc.) plus major stakeholders (schools, service clubs, etc.) to be interviewed and give feedback.
Master Plan 2010 through 2020
The following Comprehensive Recreation, Parks and Culture Master Plan (PDF) was completed in 2010 and developed through broad public engagement, due diligence, and the compilation of varying levels of internal and external qualitative and quantitative information.
The intent of this Plan was to guide decision making with regards to future recreation, parks and culture facilities and services provided in the Region by all associated stakeholders, including the City of Brooks, County of Newell, other levels of government, local non-profit volunteer groups, and the private sector.