The City is encouraging residents to provide input on the first draft of the City of Rossland Recreation Master Plan.
The master plan, released Nov. 25, is a comprehensive and high-level analysis of the city’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) as they relate to recreation, parks, and culture.
According to the plan, the city is at a crossroads and without the support, input and cooperation from the community, certain facilities are at risk.
“Without strong investment in the near term and moving forward, there is a high likelihood that treasured recreation facilities will no longer be able to operate as usual and service provision from the municipality will drop. There also needs to be a collective realization of the financial constraints Rossland is under given its limited tax base.
“If the situation is not rectified in a collaborative, cohesive, and intentional way, it is possible that recreation will become detrimental to quality of life in Rossland instead of a core strength of the community.”
Facilitated Input Workshops will be hosted at the Rossland Miners Hall on Dec. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rosslanders can also give feedback at the Pop-up Engagement Stations at Ferraro Foods on Dec. 7 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and on Dec. 8 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
“We encourage all community members to visit our booth to speak with a member of the consultant team and provide their valuable input,” read a City release.
A Public Feedback Survey is available from Nov. 25 to Dec. 14 at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RosslandPublicFeedbackSurvey.
Or pick up a hard copy from City Hall to fill out.
To review the recreation master plan go to rossland.civicweb.net.