Park Master Planning
What do you want your new park to be?
Before a park is designed and constructed, the public is invited to assist in the process of park master planning.
Park master plans are completed at an individual park level, unlike the comprehensive plan. A park master plan is a conceptual design document that, once adopted by city council, generally describes and guides the future management, design, and development of a park property. In partnership with NCSU Cooperative Extension’s Natural Resources Leadership Institute, the Parks and Recreation Department created a comprehensive public participation process for park planning. The comprehensive public participation process guides all master planning processes. At the end of the process, master plans are reviewed by the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board who recommends action to City Council. City Council takes final action on the plan.
The public is heavily involved in the creation of master plans for new parks. A group of committed citizens work in conjunction with staff and consultants to create master plans for new parks. There are also meetings with the general public to provide input at relevant points in the master plan process including visioning at the beginning of the process and feedback at the end of the process.