Shape Our Future Recreation Facility

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Thank you! Our engagement for Phase 1 of the Rec Facility Study is now closed.

In January we began phase 1 of our community engagement to explore resident and user group needs and input for a new multi-use recreational facility at Hammond Community Park. We had an incredible number of survey responses and attendance at our Hammond area Focus Session and Open Houses at Maple Ridge Public Library, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre and Planet Ice Arena. This was truly one of our largest engagements to date!


Thanks to all who participated to help shape our future recreation facility!


Next Steps

We'll be busy organizing and reviewing all of your amazing feedback and will report back on what you said about our future place to move, meet, and play. The next phase of the Recreation Facility Study is expected to roll out in May after a review of the survey and open house feedback, along with several extensive analyses of the proposed site.


What You Should Know

Our City is rapidly growing and there is a huge demand for more recreation. In the 2023 Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan, the City of Maple Ridge identified a pressing need for new aquatic and arena facilities, ranking these among the top five recreation capital investment priorities.

Hammond Community Park has been identified as the preferred site for the City’s future aquatics facility and ice sheet – priorities identified in the Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Master Plan adopted in February 2023. As a City-owned property and home to the aging Hammond Community Centre and outdoor pool, the site is ideal to minimize land purchase costs for the new facility.



We see this as an opportunity to create a large, state-of-the-art centre where people can be active & come together. To learn how residents and our user groups think the new facility will meet their needs, we conducted a series of open houses and a public survey until February 23.

Past Open Houses & Focus Session

  • Wednesday, Jan.31 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Maple Ridge Public Library

  • Saturday, Feb. 3 - 10am - 1pm at Hammond Community Centre (focused neighbourhood session)

  • Sunday, Feb. 11 - 10:00am - 1:00pm at Maple Ridge Leisure Centre

  • Thursday, Feb. 15 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Planet Ice Arena  



Project History

The City has hired hcma architecture and design to undertake the Recreation Feasibility Study. This effort will involve both community engagement and site analysis, both of which will determine the scale and type of facility & services needed to best serve the community now and into the future. The analysis will also consider leading trends and best practices research along with the extensive feedback collected during the public engagement for the 2023 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan.

Work on the Recreation Feasibility Study began in December 2023 and is being completed in phases. There will be two rounds of public engagement, with the first round beginning January 22-February 23. The outcomes of community engagement will help inform the development of 3-4 concept plans for future recreational services at Hammond Community Park. Community Engagement Round 2 will take place in Spring 2024 and will invite community members to provide feedback on future facility concept plans.



Level of Engagement - Consult

The engagement for this project is at the "consult" level of the International Association for Public Participation's (IAP2) Spectrum of Public Participation. This means that we will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

Learn more about how we use the Spectrum as a foundation for community engagement here!



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There is an automatic translation tool available at the top-right of this page. Languages include: Traditional Chinese [繁體中文] Simplified Chinese [简体中文] Punjabi [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ], Filipino [Tagalog], Vietnamese [Tiếng Việt], French [Français], Korean [한국어], Japanese [日本語] Spanish [Español] and more.

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Thank you! Our engagement for Phase 1 of the Rec Facility Study is now closed.

In January we began phase 1 of our community engagement to explore resident and user group needs and input for a new multi-use recreational facility at Hammond Community Park. We had an incredible number of survey responses and attendance at our Hammond area Focus Session and Open Houses at Maple Ridge Public Library, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre and Planet Ice Arena. This was truly one of our largest engagements to date!


Thanks to all who participated to help shape our future recreation facility!


Next Steps

We'll be busy organizing and reviewing all of your amazing feedback and will report back on what you said about our future place to move, meet, and play. The next phase of the Recreation Facility Study is expected to roll out in May after a review of the survey and open house feedback, along with several extensive analyses of the proposed site.


What You Should Know

Our City is rapidly growing and there is a huge demand for more recreation. In the 2023 Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan, the City of Maple Ridge identified a pressing need for new aquatic and arena facilities, ranking these among the top five recreation capital investment priorities.

Hammond Community Park has been identified as the preferred site for the City’s future aquatics facility and ice sheet – priorities identified in the Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Master Plan adopted in February 2023. As a City-owned property and home to the aging Hammond Community Centre and outdoor pool, the site is ideal to minimize land purchase costs for the new facility.



We see this as an opportunity to create a large, state-of-the-art centre where people can be active & come together. To learn how residents and our user groups think the new facility will meet their needs, we conducted a series of open houses and a public survey until February 23.

Past Open Houses & Focus Session

  • Wednesday, Jan.31 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Maple Ridge Public Library

  • Saturday, Feb. 3 - 10am - 1pm at Hammond Community Centre (focused neighbourhood session)

  • Sunday, Feb. 11 - 10:00am - 1:00pm at Maple Ridge Leisure Centre

  • Thursday, Feb. 15 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Planet Ice Arena  



Project History

The City has hired hcma architecture and design to undertake the Recreation Feasibility Study. This effort will involve both community engagement and site analysis, both of which will determine the scale and type of facility & services needed to best serve the community now and into the future. The analysis will also consider leading trends and best practices research along with the extensive feedback collected during the public engagement for the 2023 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan.

Work on the Recreation Feasibility Study began in December 2023 and is being completed in phases. There will be two rounds of public engagement, with the first round beginning January 22-February 23. The outcomes of community engagement will help inform the development of 3-4 concept plans for future recreational services at Hammond Community Park. Community Engagement Round 2 will take place in Spring 2024 and will invite community members to provide feedback on future facility concept plans.



Level of Engagement - Consult

The engagement for this project is at the "consult" level of the International Association for Public Participation's (IAP2) Spectrum of Public Participation. This means that we will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

Learn more about how we use the Spectrum as a foundation for community engagement here!



Translations

There is an automatic translation tool available at the top-right of this page. Languages include: Traditional Chinese [繁體中文] Simplified Chinese [简体中文] Punjabi [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ], Filipino [Tagalog], Vietnamese [Tiếng Việt], French [Français], Korean [한국어], Japanese [日本語] Spanish [Español] and more.

Please Note: Google Translate is a third-party service and we cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of the translated content. If you require additional support, email engage@mapleridge.ca.

  • Welcome to the City of Maple Ridge's Recreation Feasibility Study survey. The survey's purpose is to identify specific preferences and needs related to aquatic, arena, and other recreation infrastructure to inform capacity targets and facility design for a future recreation facility at Hammond Community Park.


    The survey will be available online and promoted at Open Houses and other engagement sessions.  The enclosed survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

    Thank you for your contribution in shaping the future of recreation in Maple Ridge!

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