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Draft Parks Master Plan 2030 Released to Public

Joint City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission Study session set for Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm

Post Date:01/29/2017 11:46 AM

The draft Parks Master Plan 2030 is now available for public review. The plan provides recommendations to improve the City's parks, recreational facilities, open spaces and beaches for the next 15 years.

The Parks and Recreation Department hired the landscape architecture and planning firm Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey to assist with the project. They helped assess the park system’s existing conditions and the city’s demographic and recreational trends. They also assisted staff conduct public outreach and collect feedback on what is working well or what can be improved regarding park amenities, maintenance and programming. From community input, actions were identified along with potential funding opportunities. The City will be able to use the plan to prioritize future park improvements, allocate funding, and solicit additional funding opportunities from government and private sources.

A Joint Study Session will be held with the City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission to discuss the draft Parks Master Plan 2030. The meeting is an opportunity to provide public input on the draft plan. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chambers at 809 Center Street on February 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Link to draft Parks Master Plan 2030


Comments can be provided via email at or by letter addressed to:

Parks and Recreation Department

City of Santa Cruz

323 Church Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Noah Downing at 831-420-5362.

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