Park Services
The C.A. Pippy Park Commission services comprise three primary areas:
  • Grounds maintenance and landscaping
  • Land Management and Administration
  • Master Planning and Business Planning


Grounds maintenance

The C.A. Pippy Park Commission provides landscape maintenance for various public buildings within Park boundaries on a fee-for-services basis. These services include the maintenance of lawns and walking trails, tree and flower planting, and snow-clearing.



Land Management and Administration

The C.A. Pippy Park Commission manages the usage of public land contained within its boundaries. This is done through the review and approval of project submissions for development on public lands. In addition, as a legislative entity, the Commission is responsible for the review and approval of development applications on private land located within the Park boundaries.

 

Master Planning

Every five years, as stipulated in The Pippy Park Commission Act, the Master Plan for Pippy Park is revised to ensure its mission is being met. While the Pippy Park Commission takes the lead role in revising its master plan, we invite input from our institutional partners, park user groups and the general public.

YOUR SAY IN OUR FUTURE
It is important to have your say in the future direction and management of Pippy Park. The park protects over 3,400 acres (1,376 hectares) of land stretching across the northern portion of St. John’s. Located within these parklands are spaces reserved for government buildings, educational, health and cultural facilities, recreational areas and wildlife habitats. Pippy Park is one of the largest and most diverse urban parks in Canada. Its master plan is important to its future role in our capital city.

FROM WORDS TO ACTION
The previous master plan was completed in 2003 and contained various recommendations for Park facility and operations improvements. Two of the primary changes that followed from that plan were the 2006 creation of a subsidiary company to operate the two golf courses, and the 2007 opening of a new full-service RV camping loop.

THE NEXT 5 YEARS
The new master plan will guide the future management of Pippy Park over the next five year planning cycle. Due for completion in 2008, the plan will guide Pippy Park in its role as an institutional land bank, outdoor recreation venue and protector of natural areas for citizens to enjoy and appreciate.

MASTERPLAN TIMELINE
Start the master planning process Jan. 2008
Seek public input Feb. 2008
Document issues and concerns June 2008
Prepare draft plan Aug. 2008
Refine draft plan. Seek public input. Oct. 2008
Complete new plan Dec. 2008
Plan approved by the Provincial Government Feb. 2009

 

Business Planning

The C.A. Pippy Park Commission is an entity of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Finance. All provincial government departments, agencies and commissions are required by law to file annual reports to their respective Ministers. The Commission prepares annual reports at the end of each fiscal year and files these with the Finance Department.

The Commission is also required to prepare and submit formal business plans each three years for ministerial approval. The Business Plan outlines the planned activities and undertakings of the Commission during that cycle.