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The City of Waterloo: Public Facility Space Allocation Policy

The City of Waterloo is dedicated to fostering an active, engaged, and healthy community. The City has identified sport, recreation, leisure, culture, social, and community activities as fundamental to achieving this goal, and recognizes that access to City of Waterloo owned, operated, leased, and managed public facilities supports these activities.

The City requires a Public Facility Space Allocation (FSA) Policy to direct the allocation of public facility space. As the population of the City of Waterloo continues to grow and change, demand for facility space and use for a greater variety of activities is anticipated to increase. This policy helps ensure public facilities are used to the greatest benefit for the entire community, to provide access to a broad range of activities, and to address budget limitations while optimizing the use of the existing inventory of public facility space. The Public Facility Space Allocation Policy defines foundational principles and practices that determine how affiliated community organizations and seasonal user groups will be allocated space in public facilities in a fair, equitable, transparent and consistent manner.