BCRPA Facilities Assessment Study

Community Facility Inventory Reports are now available for purchase from the BCRPA.

The Community Facility Inventory Reports are the result of the BCRPA Community Facilities Assessment Study, a provincial inventory of recreation facilities, trails, and open spaces throughout BC which involved three phases:

Phase One

(completed 2003)

Inventory of municipally owned and / or operated ice arenas, curling facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools

Phase Two

(completed 2005)

Inventory of parks, open spaces, and playing fields

Phase Three

(completed 2005)

Inventory of community centres / halls, youth centres and seniors' centres


Reports from these studies will assist recreation and parks departments with upgrades, maintenance and replacement of existing facilities.

Reports are available in two formats for a nominal fee.

Standard reports contain pre-selected criteria and can be viewed and ordered online from BCRPA by BCRPA members for $25 each or non members for $45 each.

Custom reports offer the user more flexibility to choose a variety of criteria when purchasing. Custom reports cost $45 for two criteria, plus $10 for each additional criteria when ordered by a BCRPA member. The non-member rate for custom reports is $65 for two criteria, plus $20 for each additional criteria.

To discuss some of the report options and to order your reports, please contact BCRPA

Some examples of custom reports you may purchase include:

  • Municipal ice arenas in the Interior Health Authority
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools in the Lower Mainland
  • All the facilities in the Delta North electoral district

Additionally, custom reports can be sorted by one or more criteria. Some examples of reports you may purchase include:

  • Swimming pools built after 1980
  • Organizations that manage more than 40 parks
  • Ice arenas that have more than two ice pads
  • Community recreation centres that have licensed childcare

There are many more criteria to choose from!

 

Acknowledgments and permission for use

 

Summary of Findings

The Summary of Findings for all three phases are also available for download by BCRPA members.  These Summaries provide insight into the recreation environment in BC and offers an overview of the study process as well as key findings from the study.

Snapshots of the Summary Findings

These Snapshot documents provide a sneak preview of the full Summary of Findings reports.

 

Phase 1: ice arenas, curling facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools

Phase 2: parks, open spaces, and playing fields

Phase 3: community centres / halls, youth centres and seniors' centres