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Township wants feedback on future of Port Carling & Bala arenas
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Township wants feedback on future of Port Carling & Bala arenas

Posted: 2023-09-22 07:24:22 By: thebay

Muskoka Lakes Township is seeking community input on the future of the Bala and Port Carling Arenas.

Mayor Peter Kelley says “Sharing your feedback on our arenas will play an integral role as we plan for the future of recreation in Muskoka Lakes.”

After hearing from the community in 2022, Council adopted a Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  One of the key recommendations in that document was the completion of an Arena Feasibility Study.

The Arena Feasibility Study has now commenced with the goals of determining the current condition of both the Bala and Port Carling arenas, as well as further consulting on community wants and needs.

Lennox Architects has completed an inspection of each facility and life cycle analysis. Moving forward, they will assess the community needs through a review of the existing facility usage data, results from the Parks and Recreation Master Plan survey, user group meetings, and a public survey with specific questions on the arena facilities.

A public survey is now live on Engage Muskoka Lakes, until October 20th.

When completed, Lennox Architects will share a final report with council.