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

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Community Meeting:
Park and Facilities Proposed
New Amenities Site Concept
Plans Review.

Wednesday, May 25
6:30p.m. - 8p.m.
Matadero Room
Mitchell Park Community Center

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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 & Dates

Come and share your thoughts and ideas about the Palo Alto Parks and Recreation system. Your attendance and participation at one of the Community Workshops is encouraged and vital to the overall plan. Help get the word out and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to attend as well. All community input is welcomed.

Park and Facilities Proposed New Amenities Site Concept Plans Review

Wednesday, May 25
6:30p.m. - 8p.m.
Matadero Room
Mitchell Park Community Center

The community meeting will provide the opportunity to review and provide input on the proposed new amenities for each of Palo Alto's urban parks and recreation facilities.


You are encouraged to attend the community workshop to discuss and provide further input on this topic.