Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment

Consultation has concluded

The Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment will guide facility development over the next 20 years to ensure that community facilities continue to meet your needs.

The project included the collection and analysis of background materials, population data and projections, trends and best practices, park and facility inventories, and an extensive community consultation program, including:

  • a random sample Household Telephone Survey;
  • an online survey;
  • Focus Group Sessions with inside facility user groups, outside facility user groups, ice user groups, cultural groups, youth representatives, and older adult representatives;
  • Key Informant Interviews; and
  • workshops with the Library Board and City Council.

A draft assessment was made available for public review in early June 2015, and a public meeting was held Wednesday, June 17 where the key findings were presented to residents and stakeholders. The constructive feedback received at this meeting and through online input were considered prior to presenting the final document to City Council and the Oshawa Public Library Board.



The Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment will guide facility development over the next 20 years to ensure that community facilities continue to meet your needs.

The project included the collection and analysis of background materials, population data and projections, trends and best practices, park and facility inventories, and an extensive community consultation program, including:

  • a random sample Household Telephone Survey;
  • an online survey;
  • Focus Group Sessions with inside facility user groups, outside facility user groups, ice user groups, cultural groups, youth representatives, and older adult representatives;
  • Key Informant Interviews; and
  • workshops with the Library Board and City Council.

A draft assessment was made available for public review in early June 2015, and a public meeting was held Wednesday, June 17 where the key findings were presented to residents and stakeholders. The constructive feedback received at this meeting and through online input were considered prior to presenting the final document to City Council and the Oshawa Public Library Board.



The Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment is now complete. What do you think of the key findings and recommendations?

I have not read it yet, but will so.

JR_watching_oshawa almost 3 years ago