Developing the Smithers Parks and Recreation Master Plan

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Welcome!

This is the project page for the Smithers Parks and Recreation Master Plan that is being developed by the Town of Smithers, with input from you and other community members and support from RC Strategies and WCS Engagement + Planning.


The Resident Survey is now closed

Thank you to everyone who completed the Resident Survey, which gathered input on specific parks and recreation facilities, programming, activities, and future recreation priorities and opportunities. The project team will be analyzing the engagement and research findings over the next couple of months and looks forward to sharing a draft of the Master Plan with the community in early 2024.



More about the Master Plan project

Smithers has diverse recreation and leisure interests for organized and unstructured activities, indoor and outdoor activities, and activities across multiple generations. As such, the Master Plan will be developed with the community, using a number of research and engagement inputs, including:

  • Surveys of residents, youth, and facility/amenity user groups
  • An Ideas Map and Quick Polls that are currently open for input – see below
  • Insight and input from a Task Force of community members (see FAQ on the right for more info)
  • Discussion sessions with community organizations
  • Analysis of current programming and facility operations
  • Population and demographic analysis
  • Trends related to parks and recreation
  • Comparison to other communities

These engagement opportunities are currently open for input:

  • Resident Survey – CLOSED
  • Ideas Map – CLOSED. The project team will be analyzing the engagement and research findings over the next couple of months and looks forward to sharing a draft of the Master Plan with the community in early 2024.
  • Quick Polls – CLOSED
  • Questions – OPEN: Ask us anything about the project. We will respond within three business days.

Stay tuned for these other engagement opportunities coming soon:

  • Youth survey - IN PROGRESS
  • Sport/community organization or club*
    *If you lead or help to lead a recreation-related organization/group in the community, please make sure your group is on our list to connect with. Use the CONTACT FORM tab below to add contact details.


Welcome!

This is the project page for the Smithers Parks and Recreation Master Plan that is being developed by the Town of Smithers, with input from you and other community members and support from RC Strategies and WCS Engagement + Planning.


The Resident Survey is now closed

Thank you to everyone who completed the Resident Survey, which gathered input on specific parks and recreation facilities, programming, activities, and future recreation priorities and opportunities. The project team will be analyzing the engagement and research findings over the next couple of months and looks forward to sharing a draft of the Master Plan with the community in early 2024.



More about the Master Plan project

Smithers has diverse recreation and leisure interests for organized and unstructured activities, indoor and outdoor activities, and activities across multiple generations. As such, the Master Plan will be developed with the community, using a number of research and engagement inputs, including:

  • Surveys of residents, youth, and facility/amenity user groups
  • An Ideas Map and Quick Polls that are currently open for input – see below
  • Insight and input from a Task Force of community members (see FAQ on the right for more info)
  • Discussion sessions with community organizations
  • Analysis of current programming and facility operations
  • Population and demographic analysis
  • Trends related to parks and recreation
  • Comparison to other communities

These engagement opportunities are currently open for input:

  • Resident Survey – CLOSED
  • Ideas Map – CLOSED. The project team will be analyzing the engagement and research findings over the next couple of months and looks forward to sharing a draft of the Master Plan with the community in early 2024.
  • Quick Polls – CLOSED
  • Questions – OPEN: Ask us anything about the project. We will respond within three business days.

Stay tuned for these other engagement opportunities coming soon:

  • Youth survey - IN PROGRESS
  • Sport/community organization or club*
    *If you lead or help to lead a recreation-related organization/group in the community, please make sure your group is on our list to connect with. Use the CONTACT FORM tab below to add contact details.


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Smithers Map

4 months

Use this map to tell us about parks and recreation in Smithers... What's already great, what needs improvement, and what else is needed?

Select a pin from the left side, DRAG it onto the map, and tell us why you added it.  

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded. The project team will be analyzing the engagement and research findings over the next couple of months and looks forward to sharing a draft of the Master Plan with the community in early 2024.
Page last updated: 24 Oct 2023, 03:44 PM