Transportation & Environment Services


What is PlaySJ?

PlaySJ is the City of Saint John’s Strategic Plan for Parks and Recreation. It is our plan to meet the community’s recreational needs over the next 10-15 years while remaining within our financial means. It provides guidelines and recommendations on how best to advance our quality of life and make Saint John a more attractive place to live, work and play. 

PlaySJ was adopted by Common Council in December 2013.  It was developed based on research and analysis of trends, a review of the distribution of parks, amenities and programs, input from parks and recreational professionals and consultations with stakeholders and residents. 

Why PlaySJ?

Saint John’s recreational needs are not the same as they were thirty years ago.  Saint John neighbourhoods are changing. Our population is getting older with fewer youth and a growing senior population.    Recreation options must consider the needs of all ages and physical abilities.

Saint John must find creative and innovative ways to deliver diverse and inclusive recreation options to meet the community’s needs while remaining within our financial means.

PlaySJ - CSJ Strategic Plan for Parks and Recreation