Have your say on outdoor sports fields in STC

The City of St. Catharines is excited to announce the launch of a new public engagement campaign aimed to gather important feedback on revitalizing and investing in the City’s outdoor sports fields.

The initiative seeks to gather input from a diverse range of stakeholders, including sports leagues, community groups and residents who use these vital recreational facilities.

“We are committed to creating vibrant, inclusive spaces that meet the diverse needs of our community. The input gathered through this engagement process will be instrumental in shaping the future of St. Catharines outdoor sports fields over the next decade.”

Community Initiatives Specialist Kaylea Cassano

Outdoor sports fields in St. Catharines serve as hubs for soccer, baseball, football, and various other recreational activities. Note that this review does not include courts such as pickleball or tennis. Recognizing the importance of these fields for organized leagues as well as spontaneous community use, the City is eager to hear from all individuals who interact with these spaces.

Opportunities for Community Involvement:

 Community Survey: Residents are encouraged to participate in a brief survey, accessible from March 15 to April 15, 2024. The survey aims to gather insights on current usage patterns and preferences for future enhancements. Complete the survey at engageSTC.ca/SportsFieldsStrategy.

Public Information Centre: An open house will be held on March 25, 2024, in the lobby of Kiwanis Aquatics Centre at 425 Carlton Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the revitalization strategy, ask questions, and share their thoughts with City staff.

Sports Fields User Group Consultation: Representatives from local sports field leagues and associations are invited to participate in workshops scheduled throughout the project. Interested parties are encouraged to reach out to indicate their interest by signing up at stcatharines.ca/SportsFieldUser.

Written Comments: Individuals can submit written comments via email to Kaylea Cassano, Community Initiatives Specialist at kcassano@stcatharines.ca or by dropping off or mailing to St. Catharines City Hall at 50 Church Street, St. Catharines ON L2R 7C2.

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