The City is creating a vision for the future of recreation in Oliver; a vision that is rooted in citizen insight and principles based on community needs now and into the future. This will create the Oliver Recreation Strategy that will be the foundation for recreation decisions.
Over 370 ideas were collected from community residents and stakeholders, and have been grouped into 4 key themes of the long-term recreation vision for Oliver: vibrant community hub; multipurpose, all-season outdoor amenities; community access and connectivity; and high level of functional design.
We are using the Oliver neighbourhood boundary, as determined by the City of Edmonton. The basic commitment in the City's Approach to Recreational Facility Planning is that at least 1 recreation centre is within a 5-kilometre distance. Based on the residential address of Oliver residents, some recreational facilities will be closer than others. Depending on the resident's address, a number of options meet that criterion.
So far you have provided over 100 ideas and suggestions! Your top themes include:
Your favourite ways to spend time in Oliver include using parks and green spaces, biking, hiking/walking, and restaurants and cafes
Your suggestions for future recreation include more programming, additional community garden space and additional indoor amenities
Recreation Needs Assessment Survey
347 people provided insights on their current recreational activities and ideas for future recreation.
The top three things people like about Oliver are: walkability, connection to river valley, and green spaces and parks
Physical and social recreation are priorities
Outdoor recreation is the most popular, followed by indoor individual recreation
Recreation opportunities should be age-friendly, inclusive and accessible
Recreation amenities should be vibrant, multipurpose and programmable
Project updates and opportunities to share your ideas.