Background

Tell us how you like to Play Your Way!

The City of London offers high quality parks, recreation programs, sport services, and facilities that engage residents of all ages and abilities. We are undertaking a study to ensure that our services continue to respond to the community, now and into the future.

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan provides an overall vision and direction for making decisions. The Master Plan is a living document that is based on public input, participation trends, utilization levels, best practices, demographic changes, and growth forecasts. It will guide the City’s investment in parks, recreation programs, sport services, and facilities over the next ten years and beyond.

A Vision for Parks and Recreation

In London, all residents – regardless of age, ability, culture, gender, income, or where they live – have opportunity to participate and share in meaningful and accessible parks, recreation, and sport experiences.


In 2018, the City collected surveys and input from over 2,300 London residents and stakeholders. Based on this input, as well as extensive background research, recommendations were developed. The recommendations are organized into 5 categories which correspond to the Framework for Recreation in Canada:

  • ACTIVE LIVING
  • INCLUSION AND ACCESS
  • CONNECTING PEOPLE AND NATURE
  • SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
  • RECREATION CAPACITY

Prior to finalizing the Plan, the City is seeking feedback on the proposed recommendations. Your feedback is very important to help us finalize the Plan before we present it to City Council for approval.

We ask that you read through the goals, strategic directions, and recommendations in each section and let us know if you feel there is anything missing that should be considered or if you’d like to provide any general comments. Note that some themes have multiple tabs for review and comment. Your individual responses will be kept confidential.

Feedback will be collected online until April 11 and at Open Houses on April 3. A summary of your feedback will be shared with Council along with the full draft of the Master Plan in May/June 2019.

Open Houses:

    • Wednesday April 3rd 1pm to 3pm at Kinsmen Recreation Centre located at 20 Granville St.
    • Wednesday April 3rd 6pm to 8pm at Kiwanis’ Seniors Community Centre located at78 Riverside Dr. Free parking will be available.

Visit the tabs below to review the recommendations and to and share your feedback.


Input Needed Now


Visit each tab to share your feedback: