Director of Recreation and Culture introduced Mr. Todd Brown,
President/Principal Planner, Monteith Brown Planning Consultants and
provided a summary of the work completed by the consulting firm with
respect to facilities and town assets.
Brown addressed those present with a PowerPoint presentation which
summarized the Recreation Field Study which incorporates recreation
facility needs over the next ten years and potential recommendations
related to ice pads, indoor aquatic centres, gymnasiums, fitness spaces,
youth and older adult spaces, sports fields, hard surface outdoor courts,
outdoor aquatics and playgrounds. He advised that the next step in the
process is to incorporate Council’s input, along with community
consultation results into the Recreation Playbook. Discussion ensued
regarding divesting of the Hollingsworth Arena, potential capital costs
associated with the study, public/private partnerships, a permanent outdoor
ice surface, spray pads, program wait lists and facility analytics.