Parks and Open Space Access Profile

This service includes the acquisition, design, development and redevelopment of parks, trails and open space, operation and maintenance of parkland, sports fields, trails, marinas, playgrounds and spray pads. This service includes:

  • General maintenance of parks, including beaches, sports fields, playgrounds, spray pads, hard surface courts and special events. This service also provides access to open space and natural areas – including open space/ trail maintenance.
  • Planning, design and development/redevelopment of parks, amenities, trails and open spaces to meet recreational and sports needs through the creation of master plans, design and construction documents, archeological assessment and preservation and park planning for land acquisition.
  • Program support in the areas of data management, health and safety, program development and coordination. Customer service inquires, educational materials and web content are also part of this service.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Parks Maintenance
  • Planning, Design, Development and Acquisition
  • Natural Open Space
  • Parks and Natural Open Space Support Services

Type of Service

  • Public facing

Rationale

  • Core municipal service
  • The Planning Act requires staff to circulate the notices of Draft Plans of Subdivision and Draft Plan of Condominiums to the Public for the appeal process.

Primary Funding Sources

  • Net Levy
  • Capital Budget (Planning, Design, etc.)
  • Development Charges (Planning, Design, etc.)

Service Level

  • At standard

Service Level Source

  • Council approved policy or service standard

 

Performance Measures

2017


How much did you do? (volume)

  • Open spaces: 69
  • Park locations: 520
  • Trail maintained: 66 km
  • General parkland maintained (including sports fields): 4,300 acres
  • Total acres mown of general parkland: 101,867
  • Number of playground inspections: 2,382
  • Number of times garbage cans were emptied: 205,391
  • Number of times sports fields were cut: 7,964
  • Washrooms cleaned (per item of porcelain): 113,963
  • Tendered 14 projects
  • Active construction on 14 projects, 11 completed
  • Design started on 10 projects
  • Reviewed 341 development applications
  • Reviewed 46 surplus and real estate circulations

How much did you do? (volume)

  • Open spaces: 69
  • Park locations: 520
  • Trail maintained: 66 km
  • General parkland maintained (including sports fields): 4,250 of acres
  • Total acres mown of general parkland: 41,897
  • Number of playground inspections: 1,687
  • Number of times garbage cans were emptied: 196,275
  • Number of times sports fields were cut: 10,216
  • Washrooms cleaned (per item of porcelain): 91,220
  • Tendered 14 projects
  • Active construction on 14 projects, 11 completed
  • Design started on 10 projects
  • Reviewed 341 development applications
  • Reviewed 46 surplus and real estate circulations

Strategic Plan Priority - Healthy & Safe Communities and Clean & Green