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Residents invited to map the future of Lively/Walden recreation

The City of Greater Sudbury and Lively Recreation Advisory Panel is asking the public for help in mapping the future of recreation in the Lively/Walden area

What kind of recreational amenities would you like to see in the Lively/Walden area of Greater Sudbury?

This is the key question the city is asking of the public in a series of local engagement events and an ongoing online survey.

The second survey is now available at as an opportunity for community members to have their say.

Residents can also phone the city’s customer service line at 311 to complete the survey, and paper copies are available by request at Citizen Service Centres and libraries. 

Greater Sudbury residents may also receive a call from Oracle Poll to collect their feedback and complete a telephone survey about the project’s next steps.

The engagement process comes out of the sale of Meatbird Lake Park to Vale, which the company deemed necessary to complete a 10-year, $100-million tailings dam improvement and environmental remediation plan. 

Residents are now being asked for input on how the $4 million from the sale should be reinvested into the Lively/Walden community, with the funds earmarked “to develop new recreational opportunities and will ensure local residents have access to safe ways to play in the area.”

Proceeds of the $4 million sale are being held in city reserves where they will remain dedicated to the improvement of leisure infrastructure in the Lively/Walden area.

Upcoming events where residents will be able to ask questions, give their input and complete a survey include the following: 

  • Table at Battistelli’s Your Independent Grocer: June 10, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Table at Battistelli’s Your Independent Grocer: June 14, 10:30 – 1p.m.
  • Virtual Open House via Teams: June 22, 6-8p.m.
  • Live Open House at the Sixth Avenue Playground: June 25, 12 – 2p.m. 

The responses collected will be shared to provide insight to the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel as they work with city staff to develop more specific recommendations for council’s consideration about what should be considered, and where they should be developed.

The web page at is updated regularly as additional information and engagement opportunities become available.