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File #: 18-2924    Version: 1 Name: Update: Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan
Type: Discussion Item Status: Old Business
File created: 10/8/2018 In control: Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation
On agenda: 12/5/2019 Final action:
Title: Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan
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Title
Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan

Requested Action
Project Update

Recommendation
Project Update

Description/History
An adopted Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST) Master Plan provides guidance and direction to staff, MPFDC and City Council for the future development of the parks and recreation system. The master planning process allows for the community to create a priority list for future park projects, and by having a current, adopted master plan, also allows the City to apply for grants through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to help fund future projects.

Currently, planning for parks and recreation facilities relies heavily on the PROST Master Plan adopted in 2010. The purpose of this plan was to provide direction and set priorities for growth of the park system based upon the growth of the community. Since the adoption of the master plan in 2010, the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation (MPFDC) has completed numerous priority projects. At the same time, the community has continued to grow at a steady pace with new and changing priorities.

Staff would like to start the update process of the current plan this fall, with the goal of adopting a new 10-year PROST Master Plan in early 2020.

January 2019 - During the first quarter, staff started the park assessment process. Every asset in each park will receive a condition assessment with cost estimates for repair/replacement if needed. Ann Beck, Parks and Marketing and Communications Manager, has developed marketing campaign for the project as staff prepares to launch the public process in February. Staff will be briefing the City Council on the project at their January 28th meeting.

February 2019 - Staff briefed the City Council on the project at their February 11th meeting. The project website has launched, and the online survey was posted on February 13th. Advisory committee meetings will begin in March. The first round of public meetings is...

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