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Palo Alto Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan

posted Aug 10, 2014, 5:08 PM by AYSO26 Regional Commissioner   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 10:17 PM ]
A NEW MASTER PLAN IS BEING CREATED FOR PALO ALTO
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Aspiring to make our community better for you and the next generation of Palo Altans!  We need your help in charting the future of our parks, facilities and recreation program.

Sign up on the email list below to stay involved and updated with the process. 

INTERACTIVE SURVEY 
Click on the link below for more information and feedback concerning Palo Alto’s Park & Recreation System. 
http://maptionnaire.com/en/56/

GET ON THE EMAIL LIST AND STAY INVOLVED 
Click on the link to send us your email pwecips@cityofpaloalto.org or call 650-617-3183. 

Purpose and Goal of the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan 
The purpose of this project is to provide the necessary analysis and review of Palo Alto’s parks and recreation system for the preparation of a long-range (25-year) Master Plan. The master plan will provide the City with clear guidance regarding future renovations and capital improvement needs for parks, trails, open space and recreation facilities. 

The goal of the master plan is to provide clear guidance and recommendations on how to meet the demands for future recreational, programming, environmental, and maintenance needs, as well as establish priorities for future park renovations and facility improvements. 

Why do we need a Master Plan? 
The City currently has no cohesive plan to manage, improve and expand its parks and recreational facilities. The master plan is needed to ensure that the open-space and conversation needs of future generations are appropriately balanced, and to provide adequate funding to meet these needs. 

The last comprehensive city parks and recreation master plan was completed in 1965. 

Upcoming Meetings and Dates
Look for us out in the community this summer! Staff will be in the following locations to provide information on the project and gather your ideas: 

• Event #1 – Rinconada Park, Saturday June 28, from 11am to 2pm  
• Event #2 – Downtown Farmers Market, Saturday July 19, 8am to noon 
• Event #3 – Mitchell Park, Saturday August 9, from 11am to 2pm (tentative)
• Community Survey – Coming in September 2014 

Presentation Materials from Previous Meetings 
City Council Study Session 3/24
Stakeholder Advisory Group Study Session 6/25 

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