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Mountain bike trails in Rockwood Park


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.

PlaySJ is the City of Saint John’s Strategic Plan for Parks and Recreation, adopted by Council in 2013. 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. 

The plan 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.