St. Catharines has created a new Recreation Facility and Programming Master Plan to guide the development of facilities and programming into 2025. The Master Plan will provide direction on recreation facility needs, effective ways to deliver services and more.
The City Where Everybody Can Play
Ten guiding principles were developed to direct the recommendations of the Master Plan:
Download the Recreation Facility and Programming Master Plan (12mb) or view different sections of the Master Plan:
Staff will use the Plan as a guide during the development of annual work plans and budget requests and to evaluate applicable proposed recreation initiatives. The Recreation Facility and Programming Master Plan Implementation Committee of Council will be resourced to provide input on related matters.
"Recreation is the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing." - The National Framework for Recreation
Based on this definition recreation is much more than sports and buildings. Broadly speaking, recreation includes all of the following:
Parks and green space
Pools and splash pads
Lessons and programs
Older adult centres
For more information about the Recreation Facilities and Programming Master Plan, please contact:
City of St. Catharines
905.688.5601 ext. 3157