Plan. Grow. Play!

With the help of the community, we are creating a plan for managing and investing in our parks and open spaces over the next 25 years.

This summer, we asked what you love about parks in Victoria and what you want to see in the future. Click here to view a summary of what we heard. [PDF - 2.6 MB]

Based on your input, we developed a draft vision and a series of goals and actions to support the 25-year plan. Thank you for all of your feedback!

Next Steps

Your feedback on the draft vision, goals and actions will inform the Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan that will be presented to City Council in early 2017.

The plan will identify a community vision for parks and open spaces in Victoria, and outline ways we can reach the goals the community has helped create. This could include introducing new amenities in existing parks, recommendations on how we can preserve natural areas or ways that we can bring more art and events into our open spaces.

Draft vision, goals and actions

Draft Vision

Victoria’s parks and open spaces are dynamic, vibrant, playful, sustainable, inclusive, and diverse. They engage residents and visitors with the unique ecosystems, culture, and character of the City, support health and wellness for all, and protect natural areas as a vital resource.

Draft Goals

   

1. Protect the environment
Parks and open spaces protect and

improve ecosystems and help

the City mitigate and adapt

to climate change.

Learn more about this goal,
and the actions we are proposing.
[PDF - 101 KB]

 

2. Create Parks for People

Create parks and open spaces that

have a variety of opportunities for

people to socialize,

build community, and relax.
Learn more about this goal,
and the actions we are

proposing.[PDF - 2.3 MB]

 

3. Be Active
Create parks and open spaces that

support and encourage people to

be active and participate in activities

that improve their health.

Learn more about this goal,
and the actions we are proposing.
[PDF - 3 MB]

4. Be Inclusive and Accessible
Parks and open spaces are inviting

and friendly to everyone and are

easy to access, navigate, and enjoy.

Learn more about this goal,
and the actions we are proposing.
[PDF - 627 KB]

 

5. Be Multifunctional
Enhance parks and open spaces

to provide a wider range of uses.

Learn more about this goal,
and the actions we are proposing.
[PDF - 1.9 MB]

 

6. Celebrate Victoria

Create special places and amenities

in parks and open spaces that animate

the city and support events for both

locals and visitors.
Learn more about this goal,
and the actions we are proposing.
[PDF - 836 KB]

 

7. Build Partnerships

Develop partnerships to enhance

all green spaces in the city.
Learn more about this goal,
and the actions we are proposing.
[PDF - 670 KB]

 

 

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The online survey and

opportunity for additional feedback

have closed.

Thank you for your input!
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Contact

Please email engage@victoria.ca.