Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan


The planning process used to develop this Master Plan included the following: 1. Staff Involvement 2. Existing Site Inventory 3. Needs Analysis 4. Public Workshops and Surveys Results from this process influenced the plan development and are presented throughout the Master Plan. Engagement and Feedback The Parks and Recreation Master Plan efforts in 2011 and in 2019 include; a complete parks, recreation, open space, and trails needs assessment. Activities included obtaining community input through stakeholders meetings, community- wide public meetings, the random distribution of a comprehensive community survey, creating a profile of demographics of the DeSoto area, and examining national and local recreational trends. The results and recommendations of the Plan are based on an extensive process of community engagement including: • A branded project website for updates and information • On-site team workshop with staff • Social media posts and advertisements promoting the plan and engagement opportunities • A Community-wide public workshop • Extensive staff involvement and interviews • A comprehensive online survey The following are summaries of each engagement event.


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