Created in May 2016, the Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan was developed for the Town of Ladysmith to provide guidance over the next ten plus years for parks, trails, recreation and cultural facilities and amenities as well as programs and services. The Plan is based on the needs and desires of the community supported by professional analysis and consideration of population and sector trends.
The Town has a long history of active volunteers that have served to enrich the parks, recreation and cultural experiences in the town. An important component in the development of this plan was to ensure that the entire community was given the opportunity to provide their thoughts on the future of parks, recreation and culture in the Town of Ladysmith.
Various methods were used to engage community members and collect information. They included focus group workshops, interviews with community leaders, discussions with staff and elected officials, a community survey and a public open house. The consulting team also spent time in the community touring the parks, and facilities and gathering information on programs, activities, and services.