The Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan has concluded Phase Three and is continuing work on Phase Two.
In 2012, the City of Longmont hired MIG, Inc. to complete an integrated planning process in three phases for Parks and Recreation within Longmont.
- Phase One: the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan. This phase provides recommendations for maintaining and developing parks, trails, and recreation facilities in Longmont. This phase is now complete and City Council accepted this plan in April 2014. View document.
- Phase Two: an Americans with Disabilities Act Self-assessment and Transition Plan. This plan identifies barriers with in City parks and within recreation facilities. The plan also make recommendations for required improvements. The Self-Assessment process has been completed and the staff is currently working to establish improvement priorities and will conduct public meetings in early 2016.
- Phase Three: a Recreation Master Plan to identify the City’s role in achieving the community’s vision as it relates to recreation programming. The third phase of the integrated planning process kicked off about the time of the flood in September 2013 and was put on hold until after the first of the year. This phase moves beyond facilities to address the programs, events and services offered by the City of Longmont’s Recreation Division.
On August 18, 2015, the City Council accepted the Recreation Master Plan. This Plan presents a series of goals, objectives and specific actions to guide Recreation Services’ activities in fulfillment of its mission. The Plan also provides a set of tools that can be adapted and applied in the ongoing and strategic evaluation of City recreation services and programs. This Plan has a three-year horizon. In addition to updating the Plan every three years, Recreation Services will report on Plan implementation progress on an annual basis. The Recreation Master Plan outlines the strategic priorities of Recreation Services, and how to continue to provide relevant and high quality programming to meet community demand. This plan does not provide direction on Recreation facilities. Recreation facilities are addressed in the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan.
If you have questions, concerning the Recreation Master Plan, please contact Jeff Friesner, Recreation and Golf Manager.