Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan


Goal 2 –Provide and expand options to connect destinations and create leisure and recreational opportunities. • Continue the current focus of the City to provide a hike-and-bike trail system that will connect neighborhoods to schools, parks, and activity centers and will eventually provide a loop-trail system of off-street trails that will be accessible to a majority of the City • Construct new trails and sidewalks through partnerships and grants • Connect city park destinations with the trail system • Improve trails and sidewalks maintenance and communication throughout the city in partnership with Development Services Goal 3 – Create a Recreational System centered on destinations allowing for an active community • Expand recreation facilities within the city • Upgrade and add additional recreational facilities • Create athletic venues that are attractive for tournament, use which will provide an economic boost to the community • Develop and maintain premiere facilities creating a quality-of-life experience that will encourage relocation to DeSoto Goal no. 4 – Recreation activities that meet our needs • Expand fitness-center capability to meet current needs • Provide more space for aerobics and crafts • Provide for year-round adult coed sports • Provide youth workplace training • Partner with corporations located in DeSoto to provide services and recreation opportunity to employes • Provide a physical and social venue for “active seniors” (55 to 65 years of age) • Increase year-round senior activities that mirror the community needs


City of DeSoto - 2020 Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails Master Plan

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