In 2017 the City of Brampton endorsed a long-term 15 year Parks and Recreation Master Plan to guide the strategic delivery of parks and recreation facilities (indoor and outdoor) and associated recreation programs in the City. The Plan provided 114 short, medium and long term recommendations on policy and program direction, in addition to providing capital project recommendations in support of the overall strategic vision. One of those recommendations was that the Plan be updated through a five-year review of the document to reflect characteristics of the population and the participation/utilization profile of facilities and programs at that time. Another recommendation was to communicate the achievements and progress of the PRMP to the public, stakeholders, agency partners and city representatives at regularly scheduled intervals throughout the PRMP's planning horizon.
A Parks and Recreation Master Plan Five Year Update will provide a framework to guide the City’s decision making and to help deliver an efficient use of limited funds and resources. As build-out comes within view, it is imperative that the City has a plan to fund the ongoing operation and maintenance of parks, open spaces and recreational facilities that are constructed today, keeping in mind the continually changing demographic and recreation needs of our residents. The 5-year update will help to ensure that the plan remains current to the demands of a growing and changing population and to trends and user needs. The 5-year update will also assist the City in reprioritizing the original recommendations to ensure the greatest impact.