Midland Parks & Trails Master Plan adopted by Council
The final version of the Parks & Trails Master Plan was officially adopted by Council at it's meeting on November, 6, 2019. Initiatives outlined in the master plan are now being factored into the Budget 2020 exercise, so that implementation of the plan can begin next year.
Project Update - September 27, 2019
The Draft Parks and Trails Master Plan has been prepared by the consultant, Thinc Design. The draft plan, plan review and appendix (which includes survey results) can be view here:
Parks and Trails Master Plan - Review
Parks and Trails Master Plan - Full Draft
Parks and Trails Master Plan - Appendix
Prior to presenting the final draft to Council on November 6, 2019, the public has an opportunity to submit feedback/ideas through the Parks and Trails Master Plan page on Engaging Midland. The opportunity to submit feedback is open until Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
The Town of Midland is home to 26 community parks covering 321 acres, as well as 18km of paved and natural trails that offer peaceful and scenic views. These well-maintained environments include urban forests, naturalized areas, and formal landscapes. There are many places to enjoy physical activities such as baseball diamonds, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, a skateboard park, soccer fields, disk golf, and playground equipment for younger children. Additionally, the parks offer many picnic areas and covered picnic shelters for friends and families to use at their leisure. Many of these parks and facilities are wheelchair accessible.
The objective of this study is to develop a Parks and Trails Master Plan describing future parks needs, goals and maintenance requirements for individual existing parks, making recommendations for currently undeveloped park lands, and develop a conceptual design for a municipal-wide trail system connecting Town parks, both internally and to neighbouring municipalities.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our survey. Your input is important to ensuring that the Master Plan provides directions on specific projects that will meet the needs of community residents, organized users, businesses, and visitors.
The feedback collected will be reflected in the next report.