SA Parks System Plan
The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is seeking your feedback on the Draft 2019-2029 SA Parks System Plan. The SA Parks System Plan will guide future planning decisions on the expansion, capital improvements and programming of the more than 250 City-owned parks and recreational facilities, 15,000 plus acres of green space, and over 181 miles of trails. The plan is updated every 10 years with the last plan being adopted in 2006.
This draft is a reflection of the input received from city staff, stakeholders, user groups and, most importantly, the general public. From October 2017 through January 2018 the project team conducted seven community workshops designed to provide the public with an opportunity to communicate their priorities for the park system through a series park related activities. To supplement this input, a bilingual on-line and paper survey was made available to the public. From October 2017 through April 2018 over 2,800 completed responses were received. Five free community events were held at various parks to promote the public workshops and offer the community an opportunity to complete the survey. Park staff attended various city organized public events to promote the System Plan and solicit further survey participation.
After accumulating your input, four (4) primary goals to guide the parks system over the next ten years were identified: 1.) San Antonio has a RESPONSIVE park system; 2.) The Park System is RESTORATIVE to the community’s health; 3.) San Antonio is more RESILIENT because of parks and recreation; and 4.) The City is RESOURCEFUL in creating, maintaining and changing the parks and recreation system. Each goal is complemented by a series of objectives and recommended strategies.
Your input is important. Please take a few minutes to review the plan and send us your thoughts! Your ideas, insights and suggestions are essential to a successful parks system and to ensure the SA Parks System Plan reflects the diverse needs of our community.