Through community partnerships with City of Spruce Grove, Parkland County, Strathcona County and Town of Stony Plain, this study evaluated the implementation of Phase One of Strathcona County’s Open Spaces and Recreation Facility Strategy (OSFRS). The OSRFS will guide the (re)development of recreation facilities and open spaces to meet community needs over the next 15 years (2009-2023). The County invested $40 million in the first phase (2009 – 2013) to revitalize existing indoor recreation facilities and outdoor spaces.
More specifically, barriers to accessing recreation facilities and open spaces by users and non-users were examined using a mixed-methods design. This data was compared to facility users and non-users of a community similar in size and facility profile (City of Spruce Grove/Town of Stony Plain/Parkland County — referred to as Tri-Municipal Region).
For more information about this project contact: Laura Nieuwendyk, Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Half of Albertans not getting enough exercise- University to conduct research on the benefits of recreational space
The Stony Plain Reporter, August 11, 2011