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News & Updates: Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan Project

Parks Master Plan Project, City of Longmont, Colorado

What's New!?

April 10, 2014

City Council accepted the Final Draft of the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan on April 8, 2014! Final revisions will be made and the final publication of the document will be available in early May, 2014. Additionally, all members of the public who participated in development of The Plan through attendance of on or more of the meetings or workshops were entered in a drawing to win a Family Recreation Pass worth $674! And the winner is...Cindy Elia! Thanks to Cyndi and all who participated!

March 24, 2014

A recommendation for City Council Acceptance of the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan is scheduled for April 8, 2014. Additionally, all members of the public who participated in development of The Plan through attendance of on or more of the meetings or workshops will be entered in a drawing to win a Family Recreation Pass worth $600! The Mayor will draw a name during the City Council meeting on April 8th. Participants need not be present to win.

January 6, 2014

The Final Draft of the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan is available! Please visit the Park Master Plan Main Site to download the final plan. Also visit the Project Calendar for upcoming Advisory Board and City Council meetings to discuss the Final Plan.

December 9, 2013

The Final Draft of the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan is being developed. Comments received on the draft plan are being incorporated into the final draft which will be available in early 2014.

June 6, 2013

Thank you for your review and comments on the Draft Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan! The public comment period ended on May 30, 2013. Please visit the Project Calendar for upcoming Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meetings and City Council Meetings to discuss the Plan.

April 12, 2013

Draft Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan Available for Public Review! Please visit the Park Master Plan Main Site to download and review the draft plan. Public comments are welcome through the end of May, 2013. Thank you for your interest and participation in the development and vision of this plan!

January 18, 2013

Progress. Currently Phase 1 of the Public Involvement and Phase 2, Inventory & Needs Analysis have been completed by the planning team. During these phases, input was reviewed and summarized from over 1,300 participants from all areas of the City and representing a diversity of age and ethnicity in the community. The summaries are found below the December 17, 2012 update.

What's Next? Making Choices: what are your priorities for the park, recreation and trails system?

In order to progress to Phase 3, Preliminary Plan Development, the planning team will host a community workshop that will center on a prioritization game that illustrates the trade-offs that the community will need to address. Additional information about the workshop can be found here.

December 17, 2012

Findings & Analysis. After completing the first phase of public input, as well as a full inventory and condition assessment of existing parks & recreation facilities in Longmont, the project team presented initial findings and analysis to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board on December 10, 2012 and City Council on December 11, 2012. Links to the power point presentation and supporting documents are below. Some highlights from the public input that will help guide the Master Plan include:

Power Point Presentation

Project Update

Public Involvement Summary (brief summary)

Public Involvement Activity Summary (detailed summary of all public outreach activities - includes questionnaire results!)

Access Analysis Methodology (overview of how the system will be analyzed)

Demographic Overlay Methodology (overview of the demographic overlays that will be applied in the needs analysis)

October 31, 2012

The first phase of public input ends October 31st, 2012 with the close of the online questionnaire. Further analysis of the input is being done and results of the questionnaire will be posted soon. From the input received to date, several strong themes are emerging:

October 11, 2012

We have questions; you know the answers! Fill out the on-line questionnaire today! If you only have time to do one thing to help the City plan for the future of the park system, take 10 minutes and fill out the online questionnaire. If you have time to do two things, share this link with your social networks to help us gather as many great ideas and as much knowledge as we can.

What are we hearing? After completing 8 focus groups, 2 intercept events (event booths), and a community visioning workshop in September, the project team has the following summaries to share:

Invite the Parks Plan to your Community Group Meeting! The project team is actively scheduling presentations to established groups at their regular meetings to help spread the word about the plan and cast a wider net for ideas. If you know someone who you think should be included in these discussions or are a member of a group that would like to get involved, please contact Kathy Kron.

September 4, 2012

Longmont Life

Check out the Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan article in the September/October edition of Longmont Life: http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/longmontlife/documents/LLife0912.pdf

Festival on Main

Nearly 200 people provided their ideas and asked questions of the planning team at the project booth at Festival on Main on August 24th. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth.

Festival on Main booth participants

 

The following are winners of the drawing to win Portraits of Longmont Parks, Beauty in the Details by Luc Nadeau and Sandstone Seasons by Steve Mullins (copies are being sent to winners in the mail):

Longmont Parks:                                         Sandstone Seasons:

Karen Dauer                                         Jessandra Cordova

Juan                                                    Brenda Cook

Luke Welty                                           Jackie Hansen

Nono Ncube                                          Deborah Coccoli

Diane Pappas                                        Rick Dauer

Please visit our next booth at ArtWalk Longmont, September 21, 2012.

August 3, 2012

City and consulting team get started on Longmont's Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan

The project team is off to a quick start after a consulting team was selected at the end of June. Lauren Schmitt and Ryan Mottau, of the lead consulting firm MIG, attended the July Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting and did an initial tour of the city and park system to familiarize themselves with the community.

Get Involved! The Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan is targeting broad community input

One of the first steps in the planning process is detailing the public involvement that will be needed to establish a vision for the park system. The planning process is on an aggressive timeline and will need to be able to adapt quickly to the opportunities to reach Longmont's different communities during the initial outreach this fall. Tools will include one-on-one and small group meetings as well as attending community events and popular destinations to talk with residents. Larger interactive community workshops and online engagement will also be included, with the first major workshop scheduled for September 18th at 6pm. See the Project Calendar for more information. All public outreach will be designed to support decision making for this and future related planning efforts.

Park Master Plan is the online home of information about the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan.

Please drop by often to keep track of the latest information about the planning process.

 

 

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