Parks + Recreation Master Plan
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The Parks + Recreation Master Plan Process

Part 1: Parks and Recreation Budget, Staffing, Maintenance, Needs Assessment, and Gap Analysis

  • Conducted by: Lose Design
  • Adopted: October 6, 2020
  • Date Range: July 2019 to July 2020

Part 1 of the process is the Parks and Recreation Budget, Staffing, Maintenance, Needs Assessment, and Gap Analysis contributed by Lose Design and adopted in October 2020. It is a more technical document that has data and analyses of the Island's current parks and recreation system. It provided information and recommendations for the parks that were incorporated into Our Plan.

Part 2: Our Plan Section 4.0, Parks + RecreationParks + Recreation Logo

  • Recommendations and Action Items for parks and recreation
  • Parks and Recreation Vision, Goals and Strategies
  • Adopted: October 20, 2020
  • Date Range: May 2019 to October 2020

Part 2 of the process was putting together the Parks + Recreation section in Our Plan. Based on community feedback during this process, the section in Our Plan adds more information about the Island parks and recreation system. It also has Town Action Items in addition to the Lose Design recommendations.

Part 3: Prioritization and Program Development

  • Prioritization of recommendations and action items set in Our Plan
  • Program development and conceptual design for Chaplin, Crossings and Mid Island
  • Date Range: October 2020 to tentatively June 2021

The Town is currently in Part 3 of the process. Staff is scheduling numerous opportunities for the Island community to participate through virtual Town Hall style meetings, and online surveys. There will tentatively be two "Open Park" meetings in November. These will be held outdoors at two parks where people will be able to interact with staff to provide comments and input about parks.

The information provided by the community will be used to prioritize the recommendations and action items from Our Plan. It will also help staff to put together programs for the conceptual planning for Chaplin Community Park, Crossings Park, and the Mid Island Tract.

Part 4: Park Development and Implementation

  • Begin refinement of park plans and development process
  • Date Range: Fiscal Year 2022 onwards

Part 4 will then be when we begin the actual process for final designs, permitting and building new parks and projects.