Recreation opportunities need to reflect the density, now and in the future, and the diversity of the people who live in Oliver.
Any future planning for recreation and wellness opportunities in Oliver should align with: Big City Moves Plan, Breathe Strategy and The Approach to Community Recreation Facility Planning in Edmonton.
Big City Moves Plan
This plan focuses on the 5 Big City Moves which invite Edmontonians to work together to create a vibrant and welcoming city. In promoting City council’s Strategic Vision through The City Plan, Big City Moves is about:
Building community connections and relations to ensure residents, both old and new, have everything that they need for their daily lives
Working with our current infrastructure and reimagining ways to change our community to meet our future needs
Creating a city that is sustainable and environmentally conscious
Creating a city where everybody feels welcome, connected, included and cared about
Encouraging creativity in all aspects of the lives of our citizens in order to ensure economic continuity
The main goal of this strategy is to plan and sustain a healthy city by encouraging connection and integration of open space at the site, neighbourhood, city and regional levels. Some key points that apply to Oliver include:
The total amount of municipal parks and other publicly-accessible open space is limited. With the projected population increase, improvements in the amount, quality and functionality of open space is increasingly important.
There needs to be an emphasis on multifunctional open spaces.
Open space acquisition is limited by land availability and high cost.
For more information on this transformative strategy, visit Breathe.
Approach to Community Recreation Facility Planning in Edmonton
The strategy guides re-investment in community recreation facilities. Key points that influence this strategy are:
The continued growth of Edmonton, including population growth in mature neighbourhoods
The demand for non-traditional activities
The need for social connectedness
Greater support for accessible environments that support physical literacy
Opportunity for partnerships
The need for regional integration, and aging facilities that may no longer meet community needs