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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.

Community Meeting:
Draft Master Plan Document Review

Tuesday, November 1
6:30p.m. - 8p.m.
Adobe Room
Mitchell Park Community Center