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.



Consultation has concluded
  • Oshawa residents invited to see draft plan for parks, libraries, culture and rec facilities

    about 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    The city of Oshawa is presenting the draft of assessments of the ongoing Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment. Residents are invited to attend an afternoon session at 2:30 p.m. or an evening session at 6:30 p.m. on June 17 in the Bobby Orr Room at the Civic Recreation Complex.


    The city of Oshawa is presenting the draft of assessments of the ongoing Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment. Residents are invited to attend an afternoon session at 2:30 p.m. or an evening session at 6:30 p.m. on June 17 in the Bobby Orr Room at the Civic Recreation Complex.


  • City looks to plan the future of local facilities

    about 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    The City of Oshawa is in the process of gathering information for a report that will lay out the direction of local facilities for the next 15 years.

    The Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facilities Needs Assessment got underway in August and looks to address the current state of the city’s facilities, what needs to be renovated, what will need to be built anew and what improvements are needed.


    The City of Oshawa is in the process of gathering information for a report that will lay out the direction of local facilities for the next 15 years.

    The Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facilities Needs Assessment got underway in August and looks to address the current state of the city’s facilities, what needs to be renovated, what will need to be built anew and what improvements are needed.


  • City of Oshawa and public libraries host focus groups on parks, recreation, library and culture

    about 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    The City of Oshawa and Oshawa Public Libraries are inviting residents to attend a focus group to provide input on the Phase II of the Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment. There will be six focus group sessions offered on Tuesday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 26th.


    The City of Oshawa and Oshawa Public Libraries are inviting residents to attend a focus group to provide input on the Phase II of the Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment. There will be six focus group sessions offered on Tuesday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 26th.


  • Shape the future of Oshawa's facilities on Oct. 8

    about 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    The City of Oshawa is inviting residents to share their ideas on creating an innovative vision and forward-thinking strategy for the development of parks, recreation, library and culture facilities over the next 20 years. This will take place at the upcoming Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment Project Launch, Oct. 8 at the Civic Recreation Complex.


    The City of Oshawa is inviting residents to share their ideas on creating an innovative vision and forward-thinking strategy for the development of parks, recreation, library and culture facilities over the next 20 years. This will take place at the upcoming Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment Project Launch, Oct. 8 at the Civic Recreation Complex.