The City of Langley is at an exciting stage related to parks, recreation, and culture. With the arrival of the SkyTrain, a densifying city centre, and significant population growth, the City of Langley of the future will be a far more dynamic community offering unique opportunities to residents and visitors. As a result, the City of Langley is updating our Parks, Recreation, and Culture Plan (PRC Master Plan).
The purpose of the PRC Plan is to strategically guide and manage the direction of parks, recreation, and culture for the next 10 years to support Langley remaining a vibrant and livable City. The plan update presents an exciting opportunity to identify and address needs in the community for new and improved parks, trails, and recreation and culture facilities and services.
The planning process involves reviewing existing plans, policies, and strategies, conducting a technical review of existing facilities and amenities, and community engagement. In the fall of 2021, there was a community survey, workshops, and pop-up engagement to find out residents’ perspectives and needs. Those have now been combined with analysis into a summary of the draft master plan. In spring 2022, the draft plan was presented to the public, there was a community survey, a virtual open house, and pop-up engagement sessions. As the City will need to phase the recommendations in over time, your priorities will guide the phasing.
Please read the Summary of Engagement, the draft Plan, and the final plan is anticipated to be completed in spring 2023.
In September 2021, a number of interactive workshops were held using Zoom. The purpose of the workshops was to obtain input from community stakeholders regarding the City of Langley’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan. The workshops began with introductions and a short presentation on the context, content, and planning process of the master plan. The following is a synthesis of the workshop input, including strengths, challenges, vision, and ideas generated by each group. After a brainstorming exercise, the vision and ideas were synthesized and the groups used ranked polling to identify their priorities. Read the Summary of the Langley Workshops and Quick Survey here!
The City of Langley is embarking upon a process to update the 2013 Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan. The City has completed many of the recommendations in the previous plan, and the community is changing, so it is now time to renew the plan. As a part of this update, a community survey was open between October 1 and 17, 2021. There were 876 responses. This presentation summarizes the results. Read the Langley PRC MP Survey Summary!
Summary of the Draft Parks, Recreation, Culture Master Plan shows the key findings and recommendations in the draft PRC Master Plan.
Map 2 - Spatial Analysis of Parks shows walking distances to existing parks. It highlights locations that lack access to parks.
Map 3 - Existing and Proposed Parks and Trails shows the locations of existing and proposed parks and trails. Many of these are to support population growth north of the Nicomekl River.