Case Study: Recreation Needs Assessment


City of Estevan


The City of Estevan Recreation Needs Assessment was undertaken to understand the current and future recreation needs in the Estevan region to help guide future decision-making regarding recreation provisions and facilities.

Atlwest Communications conducted key stakeholder and public engagement, developed and delivered a recreation survey and will provide a final report summarizing recreation trends, survey and stakeholder engagement findings, and recommendations for next steps.


Needs assessments are an integral component to the recreation planning process, and stakeholder and community engagement is essential to conducting needs assessments for recreation provision. The community was provided an opportunity to communicate their needs, preferences, and how they use and view recreation within the City of Estevan. Atlwest Communications provided the following services for this project including:

  • Market research and trends analysis

  • Stakeholder engagement activities – open houses, online surveys

  • Survey design, delivery, analysis

  • Final report outlining recommendations, resources, and next steps


This Project is ongoing.