Denton Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan

The Denton Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan will serve as a road map for long-range priorities for existing and future parks, trails, recreation facilities, programs, operations, preservation, and maintenance.

Upcoming Virtual Community Meeting


Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m.

Zoom Meeting

The City of Denton Parks and Recreation Department will host a virtual community meeting on Thursday, March 18, regarding the development of the new Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan that will serve as a road map for long-range priorities for parks, trails, recreation facilities, operations, programs, preservation, and maintenance.

City staff from the Parks and Recreation Department and consultants from Halff Associates, Inc. will host the virtual meeting to provide residents an opportunity to:​

View a year to date analysis of project and community research;

View a summary of priorities from the previous needs assessment survey;

Provide input of post-pandemic priorities to supplement the needs assessment survey

Request a Zoom Link and Make Plans to Attend

To receive a link to participate, email a request with your name and phone number to Residents are encouraged to sign up for the virtual meeting at least 24 hours in advance to receive the meeting link.


The City will provide select accommodations, such as sign language interpreters for the hearing impaired if requested at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. Please email, so accommodation requests can be reviewed and processed. 


Residents unable to participate are welcome to submit input via email to Gary Packan, Director of Parks and Recreation at or call (940) 349-7460.

Public Input Needs Assessment Survey Results Are In

Over the past year, the Parks and Recreation Department worked with National Service Research (NSR), a market research and consultant company, to design and administer a statistically valid comprehensive needs assessment survey as part of the new master plan.


Working with staff, NSR developed an online bilingual survey that debuted at the State of the City event on Jan. 17, 2019. The following month, NSR administered a direct mail postcard to 10,000 randomly selected households that encouraged residents to participate in the online survey. The results of the survey are available here.

Hear Why Your Input is Essential to the Process

What's important to you is important to us and we encourage you to take a moment to watch and learn why community input is essential to the process.



Public input and community engagement is essential to this process.


Previous plans, new park developments, and current inventory represent growth. 


Our Strategic Plan helps us improve our State of Play and how we serve the community.


Based on the 2009 Needs Assessment Survey, trails topped the list as the most requested park feature.


Denton Parks and Recreation, 601 E. Hickory St., Suite B, Denton, TX 76201

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