Parks, Recreation and Library Facilities Master Plan

The master plan ensures that community parks, recreation, culture and library facilities continue to meet the needs of Oakville residents.

New plan underway for 2023

The Town of Oakville is looking to better understand how the community uses parks, recreation and culture facilities and libraries and is developing a Parks, Recreation and Library Facilities Master Plan that will guide the current and future direction of these spaces.

Over the next few months, the town is engaging the community and gathering: 

  • Demographic data and growth forecasts
  • Participation and usage levels and trends
  • Best practices to help shape the master plan

We recognize these community parks, recreation and culture facilities and libraries will need to continuously evolve over the next 30 years so it can continue to provide quality services that Oakville residents value.

The town has hired Monteith Brown Planning Consultants, MJMA Architecture & Design, Tucker-Reid & Associates, Ron Koudys Landscape Architects, Rose Vespa Consulting and Largo Facility Management Consultants to prepare the plan. Monteith Brown will be working closely with the town to coordinate a variety of community outreach activities.

Online survey open until May 31

You are invited to take the town’s online survey now open until May 31, 2023 to share what programs and services are important to them and what they envision the town providing when it comes to community parks, recreation and culture facilities and libraries into the future. 

The survey, which will take about 15 minutes to complete, will also ask community members to share how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how often and the way they participate in recreation and culture and library programs and services. 

Begin the survey

What's next?

Thank you to everyone who attended the open house opportunities offered between May 3 and 11. The town appreciates the time community members took to provide their feedback. If you have missed it, you can review the background information (pdf) shared at these open house opportunities.

Over the next few months, staff will be focusing on reviewing and analyzing the feedback received, as well as best practices, participation trends, facility utilization and facility condition.  Draft recommendations will be shared for community input in the fall.