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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Community expresses desire to grow existing parks in Parks & Recreation Master Plan

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The feedback is in and Cleburnites want to continue improving existing parks, have more amenities at Lake Pat Cleburne, and expand trails across the city.

City staff recently provided City Council with an update on the development of the Parks & Recreation master plan. The update centered on public input the plan’s developers have received from a public meeting, online survey, and 32 focus-group discussions. This data will be used to help craft the official document that will guide the city’s Parks & Recreation for the next decade.

The most common feedback included a desire to develop Lake Pat Cleburne, develop and maintain the city’s existing parks rather than develop new ones, a balance of active and passive recreation opportunities, a trail network across the city, and connectivity to parks, schools, residential and commercial areas.

Other interesting data points include that 58% of survey responders said the quality of Parks and Recreation opportunities as excellent or satisfactory and many noted the improvement of Cleburne Parks and Recreation over the past three years.

The next steps for the plan’s development including creating a needs analysis, drafting priorities and recommendations, conducting a schematic workshop, creating a draft, and then presenting the plan to City Council.