The Municipality of Kincardine has retained the consulting firm of McQueen Galloway Associates (MGA) to lead the creation of a new, long-range Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

This Master Plan will be a guiding light that will drive future actions on all aspects of recreational infrastructure development and service provision across the range of indoor and outdoor assets in the Municipality. The plan will help define goals, objectives, and priorities for the short-, medium-, and long-term that will meet community needs.

It will serve as a rallying point for all community recreational pursuits and will be instrumental in supporting a healthy, vibrant community and improve residents’ quality of life. Broadly, the objectives of the Master Plan are: 

  • Identify the Municipality’s needs for current and future residents.
  • Complete a full inventory of recreational facilities and open space and conduct a service and programming delivery review. 
  • Ensure financial sustainability.
  • Align the Plan with the Municipality’s other guiding documents and Strategic Plan.
  • Develop a framework for facility optimization, organizational options, financial modelling, funding, and revenue generating opportunities.

Engagement Opportunities

Make sure your voice is heard by participating in engagement opportunities. It will help to ensure that this Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a plan that’s truly created and made by the Municipality of Kincardine community and recreation operators.

In-Person Workshop & Virtual Engagement Sessions

Did you miss the community engagement session on September 20th for the Parks and Recreation Plan? Not to worry, there are two upcoming virtual engagements scheduled for: 

• Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00pm 
• Thursday, September 28th at 10:00am 

Let us know if you can join us by emailing to register. 

The engagement will include a short presentation of the preliminary observations on parks, trails, recreation facilities (indoor and outdoor), sports fields, plus program and events delivery. Then as a group we will complete a SOAR (strength, opportunities, aspirations, and result exercise) and then share the results with each other and follow up with next steps for this important project. 

Additionally, come to the Davidson Centre on October 4th at 7pm, where MGA will be sharing what they have heard in all of our engagement sessions. To register, please email

Online Survey

Stay tuned as we'll be launching an on-line survey in October.

In the meantime, individual conversations can be be arranged by reaching out to or calling 905-749-2152.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: A Parks Master Plan was completed a few years ago, why are shelling out for another plan? 

A: The Municipality of Kincardine completed a Parks and Recreation Master Plan in 2017, but it was never adopted by Council at that time. Components of that plan are being used as the groundwork for this one as well. Additionally, with a growing and changing community, it is beneficial to have one that is as current and up-to date as possible, in order to be most reflective of the Municipality.

Q: How do we choose the consultant we work with for a project?
A: The consultant was chosen through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process that took place in June, in accordance with our procurement policy.

Q: Can we get an estimate as to what the cost of the Master Plan will be? 
A: Council approved $50,000 for the completion of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Q: Does this plan include Tiverton and it's needs? 
A: The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is going to encompass the Municipality of Kincardine in it’s entirety which includes Tiverton.

Media Releases and Project Updates

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