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Parks & Recreation Master Plan

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Parks and Recreation Master PlanThe Town of Gilbert welcomes you to its Parks and Recreation Master Plan website!  The Town worked with citizens, a Master Plan Steering Committee and the Parks, Recreation and Library Services Advisory Board to create a ten year Parks, Recreation, and Trails Master Plan.  The plan was presented and adopted by the Town Council on February 13, 2014. 

What is the purpose of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan?

Since the development of the last Parks and Recreation Master Plan over a decade ago, the Town of Gilbert has increased in population and developed area. Recreation desires, trends, and techniques for providing recreation services and parks have changed. Town leaders understand the relationship between community parks and recreation services, economic development and quality of life. The purpose of this Master Plan is to set a direction for parks and recreation programs, events and services offered by the Town over the next decade and beyond.

How will this Plan make a difference?

Since the last plan, new types of recreation activities (which demand different/new facilities) have become popular, and how we spend our recreation time has changed. More senior citizens are active, more families are single-parent or two working parents, more people are interested in a healthy lifestyle. This update examined these changes and provides a framework for meeting the current and future needs of the Gilbert community. Overall, this plan offers options for:  

  • A vision for the Parks and Recreation Department to help it meet the challenges of the next decade and beyond
  • Providing parks and facilities to meet current needs in developingn areas of Gilbert
  • Providing future facilities to meet the needs of Town-wide growth.
  • Addressing aging infrastructure needs
  • Trails and trail connections
  • Maintenance
  • Funding
  • Programming

For more information, to submit comments, or to ask questions, please contact
Town of Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department at 480-503-6200