Focus Group Participants wanted for Parks and Rec Master Plan

The City of Thorold is preparing a Park, Trails and Recreation Master Plan that will serve to guide future planning for indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, programs and activities as well as the development and management of parks, trails, and green space that is owned or managed by the City. As part of the study, we are conducting a number of focus groups in the community to identify and discuss residents’ interests in park and recreation services. We are interested in hearing from different age groups and various interest groups. If you would like to participate in one of the focus groups listed below, please contact Ginger Derochie at 905-227-6613 ext. 231 or by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019. The focus group schedule is:

Topic Date Time Location
Seniors/Retirees Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m Committee Room #1 Thorold City Hall
Youth (13-19 years old) Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Committee Room #1 Thorold City Hall
Households with young children Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Committee Room #1 Thorold City Hall
Adults Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Committee Room #1 Thorold City Hall
Arts (performing and visual) and heritage Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Committee Room #1 Thorold City Hall
Trail users, natural areas and environment Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Committee Room #1 Thorold City Hall

We look forward to hearing your views on the future need for parks, trails and recreation facilities and programs. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact the undersigned the email address or phone number below. If you are not interested in participating in a focus group, but would still like to share your views, all residents are invited to attend a community Open House for the Master Plan on March 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in Council Chambers.

Ginger Derochie
Recreation Coordinator
City of Thorold