Residents are invited by the city to give their input on updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan via two open houses and an online survey, staff said on Thursday.

“This is an exciting opportunity for residents to help us dive deeper into the themes and strategic directions of the Community Plan that relate to parks and recreation programming in our community,” said Heather Flaherty, general manager of Parks and Recreation, in a press release.

“The updated master plan will be a shared vision and strategy for how the City’s parks and recreation programs, services, and facilities should grow to meet current and future needs of the community.”

Over the next several months, the community will have opportunities to participate in the project, including the upcoming open houses on June 20 and by taking the online survey that closes July 4.

Like the Master Transportation Plan, the blueprint for the city moving forward on parks and recreation needs an update with the last one completed a decade ago in 2009, which still serves as a guiding document for day-to-day operations.

“These are your parks. Your recreational opportunities. And we want to hear from everyone. Tell us how you use Guelph’s parks, recreation programs/services and facilities, and how we can make them even better,” added Flaherty.