To capture the recreational requests of our community, Stantec assisted the City of Lethbridge with a comprehensive needs assessment and site selection process. Our public consultation experts engaged the community, using a multi-faceted engagement strategy, to provide a level of public engagement, never experienced before in Lethbridge.
We collected and analyzed information about recreation trends, existing facilities, and community values. From here, we determined which sites would best accommodate community needs. The engagement process provided the opportunity for the community to explore a number of conceptual park designs and programming ideas.
“Have a Say Where you Play” enabled residents to be involved through precedent setting, cross generation, engagement strategies such as a drop-in store front design studio, interactive design opportunities, site tours, web-based surveys, and social networking.
Our successful public engagement resulted in a report detailing the site recommendation, needs assessment, and opinion of probable cost, to be used in the city’s capital improvement budget planning.