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The City of Brandon Community Services Department is developing a master plan to provide a 20-year vision and framework for city recreation and community facilities. This initiative has been prompted by the need to update the existing Brandon Recreation Facilities Master Plan (supporting documents below), which was created in 2007 to help guide recreation services and direct future investments and implementation to support greater recreation opportunities and community well-being.
The Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan Update is also spurred by Brandon’s steady and healthy population growth, which includes new residents from diverse cultural backgrounds. These new recreation users bring new opportunities and needs for the City of Brandon to provide facilities and programs that are responsive, current and forward thinking and will build upon the present effective delivery of recreation and leisure services.
Recreation Master Plan (15 MB)
Brandon Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan (312 KB)
Through the 2018/2019 winter season, the City of Brandon sought public feedback via a public survey and a pair of community open houses to gain insight into how residents currently use Brandon's recreation facilities and what barriers prevent them from participating in activities. Residents were also asked about their priorities for investment into the renewal of existing and development of new recreation facilities. The following summary outlines key findings gathered through public engagement that will help inform the development of our Recreation & Community Facilities Master Plan.
Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan Community Feedback Report (1.3 MB)
As we move toward finalizing our Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan, we invite you to attend a come-and-go community open house on Monday, April 8th from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Cultural Resource Centre at the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, 638 Princess Avenue (6th Street Entrance). During this event, you can view the draft strategies for the renewal and future development of facilities and the effective delivery of recreation and leisure services to meet the needs of our growing City.
April 8th Open House Presentation Boards (5.21 MB)
We want to hear from you! As we work to develop our 20-year vision, the City of Brandon is asking for your feedback on city recreation services and infrastructure, what’s important to you, and your priorities for future investment. Below is a link to the survey, which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Survey responses will be accepted until Thursday, January 31st, 2019! Further opportunities for the public to participate at various points in the project will be announced via the City of Brandon’s website and social media platforms.
The survey is now closed.
Recreation Master Plan Workshop Poster (837 KB)
Have your say on Brandon's Recreation Master Plan - Attend our Community Workshop on Thursday, January 17th, 2019.
Location: Cultural Resource Centre, A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, 638 Princess Avenue (Use East Doors).
Two session times to choose from: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In the fall of 2006, the Operational Service Division identified the need for an overall recreation facility plan as a result of issues of the day such as the ongoing operation challenges of paddle pools, the operating decision regarding the Brandon Recreation Centre, and the community dialogue at the time regarding the role the City should play in the Brandon University (BU)/ YMCA partnership continued to surface. It was determined that an overall plan was needed in order to allow Council to make informed, and forward-thinking decisions on facilities that would have a major impact on the future of recreation in Brandon.
The below documents (in PDF format) represent the 2007 City of Brandon Recreation Facilities Master Plan.
Part #1 (4.4 MB)
Part #2 (5.3 MB)
Part #3 (3.7 MB)
Part #4 (2.4 MB)
Brandon Appendices (2.79 MB)
Volunteer Form (16 KB)
Hub 1 Plan (2.2 MB)
Thematic Images (1.8 MB)
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