Parks, Forestry and Recreation’s Service Plans detail the strategies and actions to better serve residents in the years ahead. Individual plans were developed for the Parks, Forestry and Recreation branches. They were developed following community consultation, with the benefit of expert advice from PFR staff, and were approved by City Council. These plans explain the types of services to be provided in future years, and their intended benefits. The Parks Plan explains the changes to be made to improve people's enjoyment of our green spaces; the Strategic Forestry Management Plan explains the benefit of growing our tree canopy; and the Recreation Service Plan adds new programming to better meet the needs of residents. Each of these plan builds on the direction set out in Our Common Grounds, the 15 year strategic plan developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation in 2004.