The Purpose of the Plan

The purpose of the plan is to serve as a road map for long-range priorities relative to existing and future parks, trails, recreation facilities, programs, operations, preservation, maintenance, and funding. The current Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan was adopted in 2001 and updated in 2009.


The Need for the Plan

Changes in the City’s Strategic Plan, community growth, development, and demographic trends, and emerging industry changes are some of the many reasons that make it necessary to revisit the needs of the community and redevelop the master plan. In addition to changes within the community, there is a need to revisit sustainability and maintenance management and approaches for aging inventory.


The Process of the Plan

Community engagement and public input are essential to the planning process and represent one of the three phases that will help us develop the plan. Together, we'll identify our current State of Play and engage the community to explore needs and priorities.


Thereafter, we'll apply the data to establish plans and priorities that envision the next 10 to 20 years and present them to the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Board and City Council for consideration and approval to begin implementation.


The Previous Plan

Adopted in 2001 and last updated in 2009. Explore more below or review the entire 2009 Parks, Recreation, and Trails System Master Plan here.