Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Based on community input and research, a draft of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa Parks and Recreation Master Plan has been prepared and is now available for public review. The draft report can be viewed here (link).


A public open house will be held on Wednesday November 8th, 2023 at the Municipal Offices (8348 Wellington Rd 124, Rockwood, ON) for residents to discuss the Draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan with the project consultants. Interested residents may drop-in anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Input from the consultation will be considered when finalizing the Master Plan. If you are unable to attend the drop-in public consultation, your comments on the draft Master Plan can be emailed to no later than November 17, 2023.


The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a long-term planning document that provides guidance and the framework for future growth, development and service delivery for the Parks and Recreation Department. In 2013 Council adopted a ten-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan that was prepared in consultation with Council and through extensive public engagement. The 2013 Master Plan was used extensively over the past ten years by staff as a reference document to support the Townships position for grants, and to justify program development and capital and operational spending.

The 2023 Master Plan will help determine future needs and priorities related to park and recreation facilities and services. Community input and engagement is a vital part of the process. Residents will be able to provide their feedback through participation in online surveys and other methods of community engagement. The information collected will be considered by the consultants who are preparing the Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the Municipality, and the plan will include recommendations on future parks and recreation services across the community.

It is anticipated that the Master Pan will be completed in early Fall of this year and will be made available on the Township website for public viewing.