City of Brandon Seeking Input on the Future of Park Community Centre

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Brandon, MB – Parks & Recreation Services is seeking the public’s feedback on the future of Park Community Centre.  With major renovations needed to bring the aging facility up to code, administration is engaging with the public to better understand how residents use this facility and what is important to them, now and into the future.

The City of Brandon adopted the Recreation and Community Facilities Master Plan in 2019, which explored community centres in depth and made key recommendations such as the consolidation of some facilities, the renewal of others and increased support from the City of Brandon.  These recommendations, paired with the state of repair of Park Community Centre, bring about a need for community discussion.

An online survey has been launched seeking feedback on how Park Community Centre and other recreation facilities are used and viewed in the community, and if these facilities need to change or be updated for future needs.  Also explored is the proposed hub model and its efficiency in serving the community.  The survey will remain available on the City of Brandon website until November 12.

The public will also have a chance to further engage in conversation on November 5 by registering for one of two webinar sessions, or attending an open house.  Webinars run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and those who wish to attend are asked to register in advance, using the contact information below.  The open house will take place at Park Community Centre from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a come-and-go format, with no advance registration required.  COVID-19 regulations will be in effect.

Following review of all input, it is anticipated that information will be presented to Brandon City Council for consideration as they plan for the future.

The City of Brandon encourages all members of the public, whether they utilize Park Community Centre or not, to complete the survey and attend engagement opportunities on November 5 to ensure that any recommendations made to Brandon City Council reflect community needs.

Individuals wishing to receive a paper copy of the survey, register for a webinar or make general inquiries can reach Parks & Recreation Services at 204-729-2257 or recreation@brandon.ca.

(City of Brandon PSA)