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Parks & Facilities Master Plan

The Town of Scarborough is conducting a comprehensive parks and facilities master plan with consultant BerryDunn. This process will allow for meaningful park and recreation facility improvements that yield higher levels of performance and increased enjoyment for all user groups. The plan will be developed with an eye toward the Town’s existing goals, including improving walkability and connectivity, increasing mixed uses, strengthening connections between open spaces, promoting active and healthy living, and sustaining and building a high-quality system of parks, recreation, open space, facilities, and trails.

Project Goals

  • Complete an inventory and analysis of all existing park assets
  • Complete a public outreach and needs assessment process to identify and prioritize community needs
  • Identify a plan for upgrading facilities and/or building new facilities to meet the community needs, safety and gender equity
  • Outline a potential implementation process to include funding and phasing strategies

Additionally, the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan will further inform the feasibility of a community center project. The Fall 2021 community survey indicated broad support (69.1%) for a community center, with over half of respondents indicating a center being one of the top two capital project needs. Additionally, respondents indicated a strong desire for an indoor space for recreation programming. A Recreation Center Design project will focus on these needs, and the Master Plan will contribute to the process.

Public Engagement

Focus Groups

In April 2022, the Town and consultant conducted four virtual focus groups representing a cross section of user groups, residents and local organizational leadership. Over 60 individuals attended and provided their insight.

Open House

Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30-8:00pm
Register in advance (Zoom)

Join in the conversation by participating in our Town of Scarborough Parks and Facilities Master Plan Open House, a virtual public forum to learn more and discuss the project. Please don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts on this very important issue for our community.  

Staff Contact

Todd Souza, Community Services Director
(207) 730-4151