Parks and Open Space Master Plan
With open space in short supply, the city has launched a new initiative to find out the best way to expand and improve current park and open space and maximize recreation programs to meet residents’ needs and desires. With only opportunities ahead, the city is asking community stakeholders to “Dream Your Park”.
Over the next year, the city will develop a Parks and Open Space Master Plan to lay out a framework for future projects that will expand and enhance the city’s facilities and programs. The plan will help prioritize these projects and find ways to develop new funding sources to complete those projects.
In the end, projects on the list could include things like refurbishing the Smith Park pool, creating pocket parks in the city, adding new playground and exercise equipment at existing parks and more. The plan will also help the city develop new and creative ways to better use the current spaces like the recreation center, including adding new programs or classes.
With endless possibilities, the city can’t make these decisions alone. Community input is extremely important for the planning process and residents and other park users will have many opportunities to give direction and share their dreams for the city’s parks and recreation programs and facilities. The city will make a strong effort to engage all community members, in multiple languages, during this process to get a true sense of the city’s parks, recreation and open space needs.
We want to hear from you!
As the city develops its Parks and Open Space Master Plan, community input will be a crucial part of the process. We want to hear from the you! If you missed our most recent community meeting, check out this PowerPoint that was shared with attendees, Findings Presentation. There will be a joint meeting between the Planning and Community Services Commissions on February 12, 2018 at City Hall Council Chamber to review the Draft Parks and Open Space Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and will be open to public comment.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Community Services Director, Rebecca Perez at (626) 308-2875.