Parks Master Plans

A Master Plan provides a long-range vision for a communities public spaces and guide appropriate use of lands to support public health and safety and to promote general well-being.

These sample plans offer an overview on what Canadian municipalities are doing to promote engaging outdoor spaces in their communities.

MP: Municipality of North Cowichan Parks and Trails Master Plan

Organization Sponsor: North Cowichan, Municipality
Summary: This plan is a system-wide strategic plan that guides the resourcing, development, management, provision and expansion of our parks and trails over the next 15 years. Reflecting the desires of the community, the plan has identified strategies and actions to improve our extraordinary...

MP: City of Burlington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Assets Master Plan

Organization Sponsor: Burlington, City
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Assets Master Plan is a comprehensive, twenty-year Plan covering the period 2009 to 2028. It is an expanded update of the 2004 Community Leisure Facilities Plan as it includes Parks, Open Spaces and Community Trails components, along with a separate section...

MP: City of Chilliwack Greenspace Plan / Trail Network Plan

Organization Sponsor: Quesnel, City
Created as a supporting document to Chilliwack's Official Community Plan (OCP) the Greenspace Plan and supplementary Trail Network Plan sets out the City's goals and visions for developing new parks and trails over the coming decades. The overall objective of the Greenspace Plan is to ensure the...

MP: City of Windsor Parks and Outdoor Recreation Master Plan

Organization Sponsor: Windsor, City
Rediscover Our Parks is the City of Windsor’s Parks and Outdoor Recreation Master Plan. It is a higher level document identifying the needs and recommendations for consideration in both Parks Capital and Parks Operational Budgets for the next 20 years at the detailed individual park level....

MP: City of Airdrie Great Places Plan

Organization Sponsor: Prince George, City
The Great Places Plan is a comprehensive source of policy on open spaces in the City of Airdrie. It also provides an implementation strategy to guide open space acquisition, development and use. The Plan emphasizes the importance of understanding the City’s land use context, present urban structure...

MP: City of Quesnel Parks, Green Spaces and Outdoor Recreation Master Plan

Organization Sponsor: Quesnel, City
From Executive Summary: Developed collaboratively by consulting with City Staff, Council, stakeholders and the public, the plan sets clear directives to guide policy development and decision making towards a sustainable City-wide vision for parks, trails, green spaces and outdoor recreation...

MP: District of Coldstream Parks Master Plan - Draft

Organization Sponsor: Coldstream, District
It Starts in Your Parks is the initial Parks Master Plan for the District of Coldstream. The Plan provides a framework for decision making for future parks and open service delivery and resource allocation. The Plan is basically designed to cover a 10 year period. The goal of the Plan is to: “...

MP: City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Organization Sponsor: Kingston, City
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a tool to assist decision-makers, stakeholders and the general public in determining needs and priorities related to services and facilities encompassing the parks and recreation needs of the City of Kingston. The purpose of the Plan is to provide an action...

MP: City of Mississauga Parks and Natural Areas Master Plan

Organization Sponsor: Mississauga, City
The Parks and Natural Areas Master Plan will serve to guide the City‘s decisions regarding sustainable planning and management of parks and natural areas assets for continued enjoyment by its residents and visitors. It will receive a major review on a five-year basis together with the other...

MP: Halifax Regional Municipality Urban Forest Master Plan

Organization Sponsor: Halifax Regional Municipality
The overall goal of the UFMP is to ensure a sustainable future for our urban forest. The multi-year community engagement process and research initiatives that led to the development of the Plan has resulted in an integrated social, ecological, and economic strategy that strives to incorporate the...