Parks Master Plan
Parks Master Plan
The first ever Blue Springs Parks Master Plan was presented to the City Council on November 7 and has been formally adopted by the Council. It will serve as our long-term guide for the future of our Parks system and will play a vital role in shaping the Blue Springs community.
Our City’s Parks Master plan is the result of a year-long assessment of the City’s 21 parks by GreenPlay LLC, a national consulting service. This assessment included an evaluation of various components of each park such as play areas, pathways, equipment, accessibility, restrooms, etc. Each component was evaluated to see how well it met expectations for intended use and rankings were given for each location using a three-tier system that classified them as below, at or exceeding expectations. In addition to this assessment, Parks held several stake holder meetings and conducted two Parks Master Plan surveys; one survey was statistically-valid and the other was community-wide.
4 Key Areas of The Master Plan:
- Organization Efficiency
- Programs & Services
- Facilities & Amenities
* Within each of the four key areas objectives were established along with specific action steps to be implemented by staff
Survey findings and assessment results were then presented to the public for final discussion before being given to the Parks Commission for review in August when they unanimously recommended adoption of the document by the City Council.
Over the next 7-10 years, City officials and staff will work to begin implementing the recommendations and developing strategic plans based on the information gathered in the Parks Master Plan.
Thank you to the residents who took the time to complete our survey and attend our community meeting! We appreciate your input and commitment to the future of Blue Springs Parks & Recreation. - Dennis Dovel, Director of Parks and Recreation