Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan Project
Public Draft Available for Review!
The public draft of the City of Longmont, Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan is now available. Please click on the link below to view the document. The public comment period ended on May 30, 2013, however, please visit the Project Calendar for upcoming Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meetings and City Council Meetings to discuss the Plan.
Draft Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan
*A Recreation Master Plan focusing on programming and services provided by Recreation Services is also underway. A website for information about this planning effort is being developed and will be available soon.
Highlights of the Draft Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan
- Vision - Longmont's well-designed and maintained system of parks, facilities, and trails are an integral part of the community: they are relevant to the times, are tailored to meet neighborhood, family and individual needs, are accessible, and support a healthy, engaged and economically vibrant Longmont.
- Goals - The envisioned park system of the future is based on a set of five system-wide goals. The goals describe what will be needed over time to fulfill the vision and complete the future park system.
- Renew. Reinvest in the existing park, recreation and trails system and the assets within it to retain their value, quality and appeal.
- Complete. Provide additional parks, facilities and trails as an integral part of a complete community, making play and recreation part of daily life.
- Connect. Integrate active living throughout Longmont, providing a network of enjoyable and appealing routes that support walking, running, rolling and biking.
- Distinguish. Strengthen Longmont's natural, historical, cultural and recreational identity by providing memorable places for community gathering and activities.
- Sustain. Protect the long-term health of the park system through financial policies, maintenance and operations practices, and planning a design guidelines.
- System Concept & Balance - The plan takes a system-wide approach to providing the desired-level of service and guiding Longmont to its envisioned future. The concept is based on a four pronged approach to bring balance to the goals and vision of the plan.
- Renewing Existing Assets. The concept for Longmont's future park system builds on existing assets, with a commitment to a sustained renewal over time to better protect the value of these community assets.
- Investing in New Parks and Facilities. At the same time, future park development areas complete the park system, improving the distribution of park sites and recreation features in areas where they are currently lacking.
- Creating Connections. An interconnected network of trails links these opportunities with residences and City destinations. The concept includes new types of connections that bring the trail experience to the streets of Longmont.
- Building Identity. Strengthening community identity areas will create unique opportunities to shape how the City is perceived within and outside the local community.
A huge thank you to the community and participants who provided input to guide the plan! It could not have been developed without you. One participant will be selected to win a family recreation pass at the August City Council meeting during the presentation and adoption of the final Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan.