Participate in an online survey to help shape Oakville’s parks, recreation and library spaces

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The Town of Oakville and Oakville Public Library (OPL) are continuing work on a master plan to identify current and future priorities for parks, recreation, and library facilities and services.

Based on public feedback received last year during engagement opportunities and related research (demographics data and growth forecasts, participation and usage levels and trends and best practices), the town and OPL have developed a 10-minute survey outlining the directions that will guide the delivery of parks, recreation, and library services for the next decade and beyond. Recognizing the importance of these spaces and services for residents' health and well-being, the town and OPL understand the need to continuously evolve to remain essential contributors to the town's vibrancy and livability.

The survey is available until June 30, 2024. Residents are encouraged to participate and provide feedback on whether the town is moving in the right direction.

For more information, visit the Parks, Recreation, and Library Master Plan page. 


  • The Town of Oakville and Oakville Public Library have worked together to achieve community objectives through coordinated planning. The 2012 Master Plan and 2017 Master Plan update have guided our community investments and service strategies. These plans have helped to support the development of the Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre, the upcoming Sixteen Mile Community Centre and Library, new playgrounds, splash pads, sports fields, expanded parks, and more. 
  • The Parks, Recreation and Library Facilities Master Plan will strategically guide the future direction of open spaces, parks, recreation services, programs, facilities, libraries and required amenities over the next decade and assist the town in making decisions that ensure a healthy community, improve quality of life, and encourage a strong economy and sustainable environment, particularly during the annual budget process. The proposed plan also takes into consideration major capital needs until 2051 to align with latest provincial growth policies. Additional work, such as detailed capital, service, and site-specific planning, will still be required beyond approval of this plan to action the plan’s recommendations.
  • The plan is nearing the final stages. Last year, more than 2,000 online surveys were completed between April and May and open houses and stakeholder focus groups were held to gather feedback. 
  • Council recently took part in a special May 13 workshop and reviewed the following materials, which are available on the Parks, Recreation, and Library Master Plan page:
    • Council workshop PowerPoint presentation
    • Parks, Recreation, and Library Master Plan Community Engagement Report
    • Parks, recreation, and Library Master Plan Draft Objectives and Actions
  • The Town of Oakville recently completed the Fire Master Plan and is updating the following Master Plans to help guide the town over long-term: 

The Town of Oakville’s strategies and various master plans help move the town’s priorities and goals forward.