From summer 2016 to winter 2018, the project team conducted 3 consultation phases. We heard from over 7,000 Edmontonians, including residents, community organizations and 250 stakeholder groups through pop-up events, face-to-face meetings, stakeholder interviews and public surveys.
Through this engagement, we heard about a number of barriers to accessing community recreation facilities. Edmontonians told us they value quality, accessible, inclusive community recreation opportunities.
As a result, recommendations included in The Approach focus on physical, financial and social accessibility, along with enhanced communications on opportunities and benefits of recreation.