Lively/Walden: Help Shape Your Future

A supervised public beach will be available this summer at Centennial Park, 400 Graham Rd. in Whitefish.

City Council has agreed to the sale of Meatbird Lake Park to Vale Canada Limited for $4 million. Funds from the sale will be reinvested into the Lively/Walden community to develop new recreational opportunities and will ensure local residents have access to safe ways to play in the area.

In the interim, a supervised beach at Centennial Park, located at 400 Graham Road in Whitefish, is available for residents until a new recreation opportunity is established.

Lively Recreation Advisory Panel

Thank you to everyone who applied to be a part of the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel! City Council approved the resolution from the Nominating Committee appointing members to the panel at its meeting on August 18. Successful applicants have been notified.

The initial meeting of the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel was held on September 22, 2021. The Panel has met virtually and the meetings were recorded and posted online at overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/livelywalden.

Community Engagement and Feedback

The initial engagement took place from September 17 to November 8, 2021 with a survey and idea board were available on Over to You. There were several online tools and information sources available, including background reports, frequently asked questions, posters, a survey and an idea board. Paper copies were also available at Citizen Service Centre//Library locations, and residents could submit their feedback via 311.

The Over To You site received a total of 3,000 visitors with 513 engaged visitors. The survey received 396 responses through the online portal, 311 and paper copies.

Next Steps include considering the feedback received from the initial round of community engagement, and the key findings summarized by the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel, staff will conduct extensive community consultation and report back to City Council by the end of the second quarter of 2022.

Read the full report and process update


City Council has agreed to the sale of Meatbird Lake Park to Vale Canada Limited for $4 million. Funds from the sale will be reinvested into the Lively/Walden community to develop new recreational opportunities and will ensure local residents have access to safe ways to play in the area.

In the interim, a supervised beach at Centennial Park, located at 400 Graham Road in Whitefish, is available for residents until a new recreation opportunity is established.

Lively Recreation Advisory Panel

Thank you to everyone who applied to be a part of the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel! City Council approved the resolution from the Nominating Committee appointing members to the panel at its meeting on August 18. Successful applicants have been notified.

The initial meeting of the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel was held on September 22, 2021. The Panel has met virtually and the meetings were recorded and posted online at overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/livelywalden.

Community Engagement and Feedback

The initial engagement took place from September 17 to November 8, 2021 with a survey and idea board were available on Over to You. There were several online tools and information sources available, including background reports, frequently asked questions, posters, a survey and an idea board. Paper copies were also available at Citizen Service Centre//Library locations, and residents could submit their feedback via 311.

The Over To You site received a total of 3,000 visitors with 513 engaged visitors. The survey received 396 responses through the online portal, 311 and paper copies.

Next Steps include considering the feedback received from the initial round of community engagement, and the key findings summarized by the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel, staff will conduct extensive community consultation and report back to City Council by the end of the second quarter of 2022.

Read the full report and process update


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please answer this short survey to help determine recreation needs and preferences in the Lively/Walden area.

    Submissions will be compiled and shared with the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel as they help staff develop recommendations for consideration by City Council.

    Complete Form
  • CLOSED: This application process has concluded.

    Please answer the following questions. Applicants are encouraged to attach a brief personal resume to their application.

    Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021.

    Completed applications can be submitted through overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca, by email to communications@greatersudbury.ca or in person at the Lively Library and Citizen Service Centre at 15 Kin Drive in Lively.

    Applicants must be 18 years old unless indicated otherwise.

    Complete Form
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