Mountain View County Regional Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan
The Towns of Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs, and Sundre, the Village of Cremona, and Mountain View County, came together collaboratively to develop a Regional Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan in 2009. Since that time, each community has changed substantially, and all have experienced growth in residential, commercial, and industrial areas. As each community grows, new amenities, programs, and services will be needed to meet the needs of each community and the region, as a whole.
To ensure investments in parks, recreation and culture best meet the needs of their communities, the municipal partners have come together once again to develop an updated master plan. The master plan includes an assessment of the current state of parks, recreation and culture infrastructure and service delivery, recommended priorities to meet current and future needs, and a prioritized implementation plan that will guide decisions related to parks, recreation and culture in the Mountain View region.
With funding secured through a grant through Alberta Community Partnership (ACP), the Town of Olds took the lead role and commissioned Expedition Management Consulting (EMC) to lead the project. A committee comprised of representation from all six municipalities worked with EMC to compile hard data and public input that serves as the foundation for the final recommendations of the plan. It is anticipated that this collaboration will ensure that all citizens within Mountain View County will be able to meet their recreational and cultural needs.
Included in the 2021 Mountain View County Regional Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan is a Mountain View Region Case for Tourism and Strategic Recommendations. The purpose of this report is to establish a case for investment in tourism and provide broad strategic recommendations related to encouraging tourism development in the Mountain View region.
On November 22, 2021, Town of Olds Council accepted the Mountain View Regional Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan as a planning document to guide future decisions regarding parks, recreation, and culture in Olds.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact:
Town of Olds
Doug Wagstaff, Director of Community Services