Greensboro Parks and Recreation has hired the consulting group Sasaki to assist it in creating a new system-wide Master Plan for the department.
The Master Plan will provide a framework for the use and development of the City park system for the next 20 years. The planning process will review the department’s current operations and provide recommendations, priorities, and strategies for meeting the changing recreation needs of the community. It’s expected to take 10 months and $231,800 to complete.
“It is important that we take time to review what we do as a department, to make sure we are making the most of our resources and meeting the current and future needs of our diverse and active community,” said Nasha McCray, Interim Parks and Recreation Director.
The existing plan was adopted in 1998 and expires at the end of the year. An up-to-date plan is needed to keep Greensboro Parks and Recreation in good standing with the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and will better position the City when seeking grant funding from state and national resources.
As part of the planning process, Sasaki and Parks and Recreation employees will engage a diverse group of community stakeholders for input. Residents who want to participate in the process should visit the Master Plan webpage in early 2018 for details.