Thank you for your input and feedback on the Park and Facility Master Plans
Public input has been critical to developing the Park and Facility Master Plans. Community engagement started in the fall of 2019 and continued through the Spring of 2021. Great Parks offers there sincerest gratitude to the community and stakeholders to participated in the process. The executive summary of the plan and the individual park master plans can be found on the documents page or by clicking the link above.
Park and Facility Master Plan Regions
To allow for the appropriate focus by the Planning Team, Great Parks and community members, the Park and Facility Master Plans have been divided into three geographic planning regions: West, Central and East. The Master Plan for each region (West, Central and East) will be guided by Great Parks staff and leadership from within that regions’ parks. The Great Parks Region Teams will provide detailed, localized guidance and insight to develop the Park and Facilities Master Plan for each region.
The initial public input phases for the Park and Facilities Master Plan process will occur region by region guided by this timeline:
- West Region: July 2019 – February 2020
- East Region: December 2019 – June 2020
- Central Region: June 2020 – December 2020
The planning team will be led by MKSK, the consultant who also led the Comprehensive Master Plan process. MKSK will coordinate all tasks, lead public engagement, illustrate the draft and final Conceptual Master Plans and be the lead author and editor of all final content to be documented in the Park and Facilities Master Plans.
Great Parks will provide project management and guide the Park and Facility Master Plans in three groups. A Core Team will oversee the entire process for all regions, participate in engagement, author and edit plan content, and provide updates to the Board of Park Commissioners. Region Leads and Region Teams of Great Parks staff will guide the day-to-day efforts of the planning process per region, author and edit plan content, engage with stakeholders and conduct community engagement activities.
Burgess & Niple will provide civil engineering services and documentation including insight on the Overall Understanding: Design Standards catalogue and provide costs estimation for select recommended improvements.
Champlin Architecture will conduct a building audit and documentation, and provide cost estimation for select building improvements, renovations and any recommended new buildings.
Biohabitats will provide conservation and ecological planning and documentation including the Natural Resources Management Plan, assist with design standards review, and provide cost estimation for select recommended improvements.