The Niagara Parks Commission has entered into a strategic planning process and as such has made a new stakeholder survey available. The Parks, which has had a tumultuous year to say the least, is looking for community insights on what they’re doing right and what needs improvement.
Not to taint your own answers, but a few issues that factored into my own response were:
- Should the NPC be running restaurants and theme park style attractions? Do these compete with the private sector?
- Do high profile and high cost attractions like the Niagara’s Fury fulfill the mandate of the NPC?
- Is the Parks doing enough to cater to eco-tourism with regards to the Niagara Glen, the Bruce Trail and the Greater Niagara Circle Route?
- Is transportation between Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country and Fallsview adequate?
- Is that big ugly wooden wall they built around half the parklands at the top of the Glen to house that woodworking park really the best use of that space?
I fully concede that last one in the list there is a little too opinionated.
For the record the mission of the Niagara Parks Commission is to “preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Falls and the Niagara River corridor for the enjoyment of visitors, while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.”
You can find the survey here.