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FAQS

  • A long-range plan that identifies key initiatives, policies, and implementation strategies to guide Scottsdale’s Parks and Recreation Department projects and services over the next 10+ years.
  • The plan will provide a roadmap for the Scottsdale to prioritize projects and funding, develop and improve parks and recreation programs, and create a vision for the future. Strategic recommendations and both short-term and long-term goals will be identified in the plan for the Parks & Recreation Department to achieve over the next 10+ years.
  • The Master Plan process will take place from July 2023 until Spring 2024. Feedback, outreach events and multiple opportunities for involvement to help shape Scottsdale’s parks and recreation system will occur. Visit ShapeScottsdaleParks.com for more information on these events. Final adoption of the master plan is anticipated in Spring 2024. Once adopted, the master plan will guide long-range parks and recreation planning, providing goals and recommendations that may be implemented in the next 10+ years.
  • This master plan process will focus on Scottsdale parks & recreation as a whole, providing system-wide recommendations for the department’s parks, programs, facilities, services, and maintenance operations.
  • This plan will align with and incorporate city-wide goals and priorities defined by City Council and the General Plan 2035. The process will also coordinate with other concurrent planning efforts as needed.
  • Other site-specific master plan efforts are underway for Indian School Park and Cactus Park. These site-specific plans are smaller in scope and focus on the amenities and services at those specific park locations. Recommendations and findings from these site-specific plans will be included in the system-wide parks & recreation master plan.
  • The Scottsdale Parks & Recreation Department recently completed a short-term strategic plan, which provided five-year priorities based on current resources and challenges. While findings from this process will be included in the system-wide parks & recreation master plan, the master plan will differ by identifying long-term needs and recommendations for the next 10+ years.
  • In 2015, a master plan was finalized for the city’s Community Services Division, which covered multiple departments including parks & recreation, human services, and libraries. This plan outlined several department improvements and new projects that have since been funded and are underway, including the new off leash area at Thompson Peak Park, Ashler Hills neighborhood park in north Scottsdale, and lake and irrigation infrastructure upgrades throughout the southern Indian Bend Wash.
  • By engaging the public through a master planning process, Scottsdale will ensure future parks and recreation priorities and goals are citizen-driven and meet the evolving demands of our community for the next 10+ years
  • The master plan will outline projects and priorities to improve existing parks & recreation services, amenities, and open spaces and identify unmet community needs
  • As a nationally accredited parks and recreation agency, Scottsdale parks & recreation is required to complete a master plan process every 10 years
  • Visit the master plan website at ShapeScottsdaleParks.com to complete our online questionnaire, comment on interactive maps, and more
  • Attend an upcoming community workshop or virtual feedback session
  • Connect with us at community events where we’ll be collecting feedback

Help Us Shape Scottsdale Parks and Recreation!

The City of Scottsdale is planning the future of its Parks and Recreation system over the next 10 years and is looking for your input on how to Shape Scottsdale!

We Want to Hear from You!

You can get involved right now using the buttons below to:

Events, public meetings, and other participation opportunities will be posted here as the project progresses. Summaries of each event will also be posted here.

Workshop #1:

Project Overview

Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Mountain View Community Center, 6-8pm

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Workshop #2

Needs Assessment

Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Eldorado Community Center, 6-8pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Workshop #3

Technical Assessment

Saturday, Jan. 27 at Scottsdale Civic Center Children’s Garden, 9-11 am

Wednesday,  Jan. 31

Workshop #4

Implementation Plan

TBD

TBD
Wednesday, Oct. 4

Virtual Workshop #1:

Project Overview

Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30pm

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Virtual Workshop #2

Needs Assessment

Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5:30pm

Saturday, Jan. 27

Virtual Workshop #3

Technical Assessment

Zoom Meeting on Wednesday,  Jan. 31, 5:30pm

TBD

Virtual Workshop #4

Implementation Plan

Zoom Meeting TBD

Workshop #1:

Project Overview

Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Mountain View Community Center, 6-8pm

 

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Virtual Workshop #1:

Project Overview

Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30pm

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Workshop #2

Needs Assessment

Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Eldorado Community Center, 6-8pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Virtual Workshop #2

Needs Assessment

Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5:30pm

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Workshop #3

Technical Assessment

Saturday, Jan. 27 at Scottsdale Civic Center Children’s Garden, 9-11 am

Saturday, Jan. 27

Virtual Workshop #3

Technical Assessment

Zoom Meeting on Wednesday,  Jan. 31, 5:30pm

Wednesday,  Jan. 31

Workshop #4

Implementation Plan

TBD

TBD

Virtual Workshop #4

Implementation Plan

Zoom Meeting TBD

TBD

Purpose

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is to offer strategies and operational policies that provide guidance in order to meet the needs of current and future City of Scottsdale residents. 

The City’s mission is to create remarkable recreation places and experiences that support a healthy, inclusive, and active community. The City aims to deliver exceptional programs and services to enhance the quality of life for all of its residents.

To carry out this mission, the plan will be organized around the following goals:

Create a comprehensive and compelling vision and direction for Parks and Recreation

Propose various approaches for accommodating growth while keeping the fiscal picture in balance

Strategically identify gaps and prioritize future improvements and programming for Parks and Recreation

Gain understanding of current and desired levels of service and facilities in order to demonstrate more equitable distribution of service and opportunity

Understand potential partnership opportunities and funding options

Evaluate operations and maintenance practices with an aim to generate long-term sustainability and resilience benefits

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Process

Project Introduction Overview

Needs Assessment

Technical Assesments

Implementation Plan

Systemwide Master Plan Development

Let's Connect!

What ideas would you like the team to consider for future Scottsdale parks and recreation planning?

Community input is a key component to developing a comprehensive parks system plan. Share your input with the team using the form.

For information, please call 480-312-7275.