Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The City of Cleburne is embarking on the creation of a master plan, which will guide the future of Cleburne’s parks and recreation facilities for the next 10 years.

The Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan will outline the vision for the community’s park and recreation system, its goals, and possible projects for the future. The plan will include a vision for the future Lake Pat as well by incorporating and updating the Lake Pat Cleburne Master Plan, which the city adopted in 2009.

The City Council hired contracting firm MHS Planning and Design to study the current parks and recreation system, draft the master plan, and facilitate public feedback. The Tyler-based company has worked on Master Plans in cities including Joshua, Grapevine, Flower Mound, and more.

The creation of the plan is expected to take about a year.

The community’s voice and input will be important in the creation of the plan.

Be a Part of the Plan

The community’s input is part of the creation process. There are three opportunities to get involved with the plan.

Attend the Public Input Meeting

Join us for a guided exercise to help shape the future of Cleburne parks from 
6-7:30 p.m. on March 3 at the Cleburne Conference Center

Completed March 3, 2020
Thank you to everyone for attending!

Complete the Survey

Fill out the survey online or in print from March 2-23. 

The online version will be linked here when available. The print version can be found at city facilities including the Booker T. Washington Recreation Center, Library, Utility Billing Office, City Hall, and more!

Completed March 23, 2020
Thank you everyone who participated in our survey!

Attend the Lake Pat Design Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for a design meeting have been altered.

Survey Completed July 15, 2020
Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey!

Thank you everyone for participating in the survey. Check back here for updates on the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

More about MHS Planning and Design

The City Council selected MHS Planning and Design after reviewing bids from six different firms. A selection committee featuring city staff and Parks Board members reviewed and interviewed the firms and felt MHS Planning and Design would best represent the City of Cleburne through the process.

MHS is a consulting firm specializing in creating recreational spaces customized to fulfill the unique needs of communities. Since its establishment in 1993, the firm utilizes a “conception to completion” process.


City staff and MHS Planning and Design provide an update to City Council on April 28. Watch below.