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Citywide Parks and Recreation Master Plan

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We're developing a Citywide Parks and Recreation Master Plan

We have a lot to celebrate in San Rafael with great places to play, a beautiful setting with natural open space resources, and classes that enrich our community. However, we realize that there is opportunity to improve.

By creating a master plan, we will have a guide to further develop our parks and recreational programs, create and maintain funding and set priorities for the future. The City of San Rafael is invested in providing a thriving  system for all ages, abilities, and activities.

As we look at existing conditions of the San Rafael park and recreation network, we'll identify what's missing and ways in which we can make improvements. This includes how we can maintain the parks, update facilities, increase ways for people to access and connect to parks, and how we can strengthen programs, classes, and activities within the City.

Thank you for participating in our community meetings and the Parks & Recreation Questionnaire!

During our first series of community meetings that were held in March, April and May, we introduced the planning process, shared information about the community questionnaire, and worked with community participants to get their feedback and input. We also received more than 1,100 responses to our Parks & Recreation Questionnaire! Thank you very much to all of those who provided feedback on what recreation amenities and programs are important to our community.

Join us for the next Community Meeting: At the second community meeting we will present the results of the community outreach and identify the gaps in service based in the inventory analysis and community input. This meeting will also present initial priorities for park and facilities improvements, goals, objectives, and action items for discussion and comment.

Park and Recreation Master Plan Community Meeting: Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m.


Webinar ID: 874 9010 5701

Interpretation can be requested by completing and submitting this form at least 72 hours in advance of a meeting.

Citywide Parks and Recreation Master Plan updates

On June 22, 2022, the City's master plan consultants presented an update on the Citywide Parks and Recreation Master Plan process to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The presentation shared an overview of the consultant team, the goals of the project, an initial inventory assessment and gap analysis, an update on community outreach that has been completed to date, and the next steps in the process.  A copy of the slides presented at that meeting can be found below.

At upcoming meetings, the City will share a draft Park Inventory and Assessment, a draft Community Surveying Summary, and a draft Document Review. These resources largely pertain to the assessment of the City's existing recreation system and community satisfaction. You're invited to learn more and share your thoughts on these documents at the second Park and Recreation Master Plan Community Meeting on September 8, at 6pm, via Zoom. You can review the draft documents by clicking the links below.  

Join us for an upcoming meeting! 

You can share your thoughts about the Park and Recreation Master Plan by attending the Community Meeting on September 8, or by attending the upcoming Park and Recreation Master Plan Steering Committee Meeting or the next Park and Recreation Commission Meeting. If you are unable to attend one of these meetings but you would like to share your thoughts, you can also send an e-mail to: recreation@cityofsanrafael.org.   


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Steering Committee and Park & Recreation Commission Meetings

8/31/22, 6:00-8:00pm
Staff and consultant will present the Draft Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis 

11/16/22, 6:00-8:00pm
Staff and consultant will present draft analysis outcome, recommendations, and priorities

Park & Recreation Commission Meetings - Virtual

9/15/22, 6:00pm
Staff and consultant will present draft analysis outcome, recommendations, and priorities

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