Draft Parks Master Plan
The full draft plan is available in the link above. As an overview, major chapters in the plan include:
Community Listening – highlights the methods used to engage the Redmond community in the development of the Plan and provides insights from past community planning efforts.
Outreach efforts included:
- Establishing a Parks Master Plan Task Force that met regularly throughout the process
- Online-based community surveys (2013 & 2016)
- Seven stakeholder discussions (two group & five individual)
- Two public open houses
- mySidewalk online engagement
- Social media content & emails
- Park System Inventory & Classifications – describes the existing parks and recreation system in the City and provides an inventory and evaluation of the parks and facilities.
- Needs Assessment – provides a conditions assessment of the current park infrastructure.Also discusses community feedback and other recreation trend data and provides context to the identification of potential park system enhancements.
- Goals & Actions – provides a policy framework for the parks system grouped by major functional or program area. The main categories for Redmond to focus on in the next ten years are: Citizen Involvement; Park and Open Space Acquisition; Park Design and Development; Trails and Linkages; Wellness and Heritage; and Administration and Management.
- Implementation - describes a range of strategies to consider in the implementation of the Plan and provides a 10-year program for addressing park and facility enhancement or expansion projects.
- Dry Canyon Master Plan – a chapter of the plan is dedicated to the management of the Dry Canyon.A plan specific to the Dry Canyon recognizes the special and unique requirements for the management and long term sustainability of the Canyon to include access, parking, appropriate allowed uses and development criteria.
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan – this plan was adopted by the City of Redmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee in 2016.The goals and needs for bicycle and pedestrian planning interrelate with those identified for trails and linkages of parks. The Parks Master Plan incorporates the existing Bicycle and Pedestrian Network Plan to reinforce cooperative efforts and planning City wide.
These are exciting times for Redmond! The City is preparing an update to its citywide Parks Master Plan, which will explore community needs for parks and outdoor recreation, along with identifying implementation strategies and offering several opportunities for community involvement.
The new Plan will establish a path forward for providing high quality, community-driven parks, trails, natural areas and outdoor recreation serving Redmond.
Citizen input is crucial to make sure program goals and priorities are consistent with community needs and desires. There will be several opportunities for you to participate, including public meetings. This process gives us an excellent opportunity to identify ways to best serve the recreational needs of our diverse community over the coming 5 to 10 years.
Final review and adoption of the plan update tentatively is scheduled for late summer 2017.
Check back soon for more information about public meetings and other outreach.
June 12th - The Parks Division is hosting a second community meeting on Monday, June 12th at 4:30 at Redmond City Hall (411 SW 9th St.) to continue the public conversation on the citywide Parks Master Plan. The meeting will give community members an opportunity to learn more about the planning process and offer further ideas and opinions about priorities for the City’s parks system. This input will play an important role in developing the plan update. The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. with a brief presentation follow by opportunities to share your ideas and comments about park and trail improvements.
For questions or more information about the citywide Parks Master Plan Update, please contact Annie McVay at Annie.McVay@ci.redmond.or.us or 541-504-2003.