What are your thoughts on the final draft of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan as recommended by the citizen-led PARCS (Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture, and Streetscapes) Board?
The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan (PROSMP) aims to provide guidance and vision for the future of parks, open spaces, and recreational opportunities in Sugar Land. The PROSMP is one of eight City master plans that implements goals from the Comprehensive Plan. A review of the last (2005) parks plan in 2015 revealed that 90 percent of the projects have been completed, designed or included in the current capital improvement program budget. An update is required to evaluate future needs.
With the goal of creating a ten-year implementation strategy, the project utilized a combination of the following:
- public engagement
- existing inventory
- implementation action plan recommendations and cost estimates
City staff and the consultant worked in close partnership with the Parks, Art, Recreation, Culture and Streetscapes Board (PARCS Board); residents; the Planning and Zoning Commission; and City Council. The PARCS Board’s role is to provide feedback and be a sounding board for ideas and recommendations for the update. The PARCS Board also participated in stakeholder meetings and other forms of public input. The result of Phase I is a summary of the residents’ needs and preference, and a comprehensive inventory of the overall parks system.
A list of recommendations was generated based on the public input and the system needs assessment from Phase I. The PARCS Board conducted a series of focused workshops and prioritized the recommendation items. The result of Phase II is an Implementation Action Plan draft based on the PARCS Board’s prioritization exercise and staff’s input.
You are invited to provide feedback by clicking on the link below. A summary of the feedback from registered users with addresses within Sugar Land city limits and extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) will be considered in the preparation of the final plan document.
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