The City of Sacramento is asking residents to provide their thoughts on a plan that will outline how parks and related services will grow over the next 20 years.
The Parks Master Plan 2040 will be created by the City’s department of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment (YPCE) and guide planners in building new parks and recreation facilities, and youth and recreation programs.
“Beautiful parks, robust recreation and enriching programs are critical to our City’s future,” said Park Planning, Design, and Development Manager Raymond Costantino. “We want residents to dream big and feel empowered to help us develop services and facilities that will give Sacramentans a better quality of life for generations to come.”
YPCE is asking residents to take an online survey, called a “Maptionnaire,” which is a map-based survey tool that allows people to share their opinions about parks and programs within various Sacramento neighborhoods. The survey is available in English, Hmong, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese. The Maptionnaire is available through September.
Public outreach for the plan will continue over the next several months and will include a youth workshop and a photo contest with prizes.
“Another key outreach component will be virtual panels geared toward underrepresented and underserved communities,” Costantino said.
A Parks Master Plan for Sacramento was last updated in 2009. Since then, the department of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment has undergone many changes – including a name change – to better prioritize Sacramento’s youth services and life-enriching programs for residents of all ages.
The City of Sacramento Parks Master Plan 2040 is expected to be finalized in 2021.