Make Your Mark on Innisfil Beach Park

Do you care about Innisfil Beach Park and our waterfront? We need your help!
The Town of Innisfil is in the process of developing an Innisfil Beach Park Master Plan and we’re turning to residents just like you, for your expertise.

What is a Master Plan?
A Master Plan is used to outline future developments that will enhance a public space and ultimately the community’s experience using that space.

Why is it important for the community to inform the plan?
It's ultimately our residents and visitors who we're building this park for. You're the ones who know it best, know what's missing, and know what you want to see. You should have a say!

What else should I know?
There are currently two Innisfil Beach Park initiatives taking place at the same time, though they are quite different. Here's the difference between the two:

1. The Innisfil Beach Park Ad-Hoc Committee of Council was established in March. The purpose of this Committee is to review current issues surrounding the park and to advise and make recommendations to Council on these matters. Think of things like overflowing garbage, smoking, and public safety - these are all issues that the Committee has been working to address. The Committee is searching for solutions that will enhance the overall user experience at the park as soon as possible.

Interested in learning more about the Committee’s work and how you can share feedback with them? Click here!

2. The Innisfil Beach Park Master Plan (which is what we're talking about on this page) is geared towards creating a long term plan for the park. What will it have in 5, 10, even 20 years from now? Will there be shops? Food trucks every weekend? Interactive public art? That's for you to decide. We will be talking to residents and visitors all summer long to understand how they're using the park now and how they would like to use it for years to come.

Do you care about Innisfil Beach Park and our waterfront? We need your help!
The Town of Innisfil is in the process of developing an Innisfil Beach Park Master Plan and we’re turning to residents just like you, for your expertise.

What is a Master Plan?
A Master Plan is used to outline future developments that will enhance a public space and ultimately the community’s experience using that space.

Why is it important for the community to inform the plan?
It's ultimately our residents and visitors who we're building this park for. You're the ones who know it best, know what's missing, and know what you want to see. You should have a say!

What else should I know?
There are currently two Innisfil Beach Park initiatives taking place at the same time, though they are quite different. Here's the difference between the two:

1. The Innisfil Beach Park Ad-Hoc Committee of Council was established in March. The purpose of this Committee is to review current issues surrounding the park and to advise and make recommendations to Council on these matters. Think of things like overflowing garbage, smoking, and public safety - these are all issues that the Committee has been working to address. The Committee is searching for solutions that will enhance the overall user experience at the park as soon as possible.

Interested in learning more about the Committee’s work and how you can share feedback with them? Click here!

2. The Innisfil Beach Park Master Plan (which is what we're talking about on this page) is geared towards creating a long term plan for the park. What will it have in 5, 10, even 20 years from now? Will there be shops? Food trucks every weekend? Interactive public art? That's for you to decide. We will be talking to residents and visitors all summer long to understand how they're using the park now and how they would like to use it for years to come.

  • Open Houses Complete!

    3 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who came out to our Open Houses. If you didn't have a chance to attend, we invite you to review our information boards below, complete our survey or share your ideas today! We're still listening.


    Thank you to everyone who came out to our Open Houses. If you didn't have a chance to attend, we invite you to review our information boards below, complete our survey or share your ideas today! We're still listening.


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  • Vision Statement

    5 months ago
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    With consideration of all community feedback to date, staff have worked hard to create a vision statement that will help guide the Master Plan. We invite you to review the statement below and comment with your thoughts to help create this collective vision.

    All visitors will feel more welcome because the needs of residents and non-resident patrons will be more balanced. Resident priority amenities will be supported throughout the park where practicable. The effects of congestion, which affects the experience of all patrons, will be addressed proactively and boldly.

    The Park can offer more when comprehensively planned for...

    With consideration of all community feedback to date, staff have worked hard to create a vision statement that will help guide the Master Plan. We invite you to review the statement below and comment with your thoughts to help create this collective vision.

    All visitors will feel more welcome because the needs of residents and non-resident patrons will be more balanced. Resident priority amenities will be supported throughout the park where practicable. The effects of congestion, which affects the experience of all patrons, will be addressed proactively and boldly.

    The Park can offer more when comprehensively planned for a better overall experience, not by only continuing to focus on the shortest walk between a parked car and our busiest assets. The park will be planned for visitors arriving by car, bike, taxi, rideshare, foot, wheelchair and from the water. The pedestrian mode will be elevated within the park and accessibility to the widest range of amenities made a first priority.

    Our Park is a part of Our Town. The park will serve as a connection between Lake Simcoe and our Downtown Commercial area. Food service, entertainment, and cultural amenities associated with our Downtown will be drawn into the park to support the park a destination for surrounding lake communities. The park shall be better connected to the surrounding economic, tourism, and cultural destinations of Innisfil.

    Places will be planned for their best use in both winter and summer. Winter season recreational and cultural programming in the Park will sustain a year round appeal for the park and provided a focused benefit our local users.

    The Park is a place to participate in and witness the culture of Innisfil. Opportunities for arts, entertainment, and culture will be supported through supportive venues, public art initiatives, and high quality of architectural design.

    The experience of connecting with water shall be diversified and enhanced at every opportunity. The park interface with Lake Simcoe should strive to be create a unique destination that complements surrounding regional attractions.

    The natural splendor of the park will be enhanced. Natural buffers to the shoreline, creeks, and forests will be expanded throughout the park to ensure ecological processes can continue. The waters of Lake Simcoe and urban forest canopy will offer us shade, cooling, and relaxation.

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  • Community Invited to Help Shape IBP

    5 months ago
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    Innisfil residents are invited to share their ideas on the future of Innisfil Beach Park as the Town develops an IBP Master Plan to make the park even better. The plan will help guide the delivery of recreation services, including facilities, programming, and community partnerships for the next 10 years.

    The Town will host two open houses this summer where residents can provide input on how the town should focus and prioritize investment in facilities and where opportunities may exist.

    “This plan will define the community’s vision for our most popular asset and guide our decisions over the next decade,”...

    Innisfil residents are invited to share their ideas on the future of Innisfil Beach Park as the Town develops an IBP Master Plan to make the park even better. The plan will help guide the delivery of recreation services, including facilities, programming, and community partnerships for the next 10 years.

    The Town will host two open houses this summer where residents can provide input on how the town should focus and prioritize investment in facilities and where opportunities may exist.

    “This plan will define the community’s vision for our most popular asset and guide our decisions over the next decade,” said Gaelen Pierce, the Town's Vision Maker/Policy Planner. “It’s really important that we get as much feedback as possible from residents so this is truly reflective of the community’s wants and needs.”

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