Park Planning is made up of planners and landscape architects who work together towards a common goal of providing parkland and recreational facility development in the City of Mississauga. The section consists of three teams: Long-Term Planning, Park Assets, and Parkland Growth.
The Long-Term Planning team is involved in strategic planning, recreation facility planning, coordination of public engagement for the planning of parks, coordination and review of City/Regional Official Plans, District policy reviews, all City studies that impact park land and facilities, and the redevelopment of City park facilities on behalf of the Community Services department. The team also coordinates the preparation of Management and Operation Agreements for City park, library, and fire properties.
The Park Assets team is responsible for reviewing development applications and agreements that involve: parkland dedication, greenbelt dedication, tree preservation, street tree planting, streetscape requirements, parkland fencing, and park development requirements. The team reviews and coordinates of all planning applications, committee of adjustment applications, and environmental assessments with respect to impact to the park/greenbelt system for the Community Services Department. The team also reviews and coordinates all Realty circulations for the Community Services Department, including acquisitions, surplus declarations, easements, license agreements, consent to enter, encroachments and park access permits.
The Parkland Growth team is responsible for a city wide strategy and targeted community strategies that identify and prioritize short-term and long-term properties to acquire for the purposes of increasing parkland and greenbelt in support of Council approved Park Planning strategies, projected population growth, and to ensure all communities meet or exceed target provision levels as per the recommendations in the 2014 Future Directions Master Plan for Parks and Forestry. Parkland Growth uses components of the city wide strategy for the purposes of satisfying the requirements of the Planning Act set out in Bill 73.
Future Plans for Park Planning