The City of Cupertino is developing a citywide Parks and Recreation System Master Plan to guide future improvements to parks, recreation facilities, trails, programs and events. As of Spring 2017, we have completed four phases to provide a foundation for the planning process. This included conducting community outreach and completing a technical analysis of parks, trends and demographics to identify planning directions. Next steps include:
• Community Needs and Opportunities Assessment: In Summer 2017, a new questionnaire will be launched to identify the community’s vision and goals for parks and recreation. This feedback will help us define specific needs and opportunities for park land, different types of recreation facilities, program and service improvements, as well as natural resource protection.
• Master Plan Goals and Recommendations: Systemwide strategies and key site-specific projects will be defined and reviewed in terms of their costs and the benefits they provide. This phase will include a discussion of priority projects and the right level of investment for Cupertino to ensure this plan is realistic and achievable.
• Plan Development and Refinement: Priority projects and a clear set of policies and action items will be summarized in a Draft Plan for review by City residents, key stakeholders, staff, the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Planning Commission, and City Council. The insights of these groups will be used to refine and finalize the Master Plan.
• Plan Adoption: City Council’s adoption of the Master Plan will launch an exciting new future for Cupertino residents. City staff will begin incorporating Master Plan recommendations into the capital improvement program and annual work plans to deliver high-quality amenities and services.
At different times throughout this process, we will need your help. If you would like to be added to an email distribution list to receive updates about the project, visit the eNotification Page and check the topic "Parks & Recreation System Master Plan" under the News section.