The Plan will contain two components: a Comprehensive Master Plan for the city’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space; and a Strategic Plan laying out how the comprehensive master plan mission, goals and objectives will be achieved over the next five years.
The Comprehensive component of the Plan will provide recommendations for provision of facilities, programs, and services; guide future parklands acquisition and development; recommend appropriate and efficient maintenance and operations; and identify related administration and management tasks and needs.
As a Comprehensive Master Plan this component will guide Parks, Recreation and Open Space acquisition and development for the next 10 to 20 years. The Comprehensive plan component will support the objective to obtain City accreditation by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). All elements discussed and proposed will meet the requirements of CAPRA Accreditation Standards.
The Strategic component will state how the City’s Parks and Recreation department (Department) will achieve its mission, goals, and objectives over the next five years. The Strategic plan will be a tool to begin implementing the Comprehensive component of the Master Plan. The Strategic component will have measurable goals and objectives that can be reviewed annually to demonstrate progress and results.
Both components of this Plan will demonstrate substantial and meaningful engagement of affected residents, groups, organizations, and agencies. Public outreach will be planned and implemented to understand the perspectives and goals of the City’s diverse demographics, and to establish support for the Master Plan vision and the Strategic Plan goals.
Analysis of existing documentation and development of new elements, as listed below in the Scope of Work, will produce data-driven analyses that set measurable and realistic goals, which are broadly and robustly supported by the community as well as existing and potential public and private partners.