2010 Master Plan Update
2010 Update Appendix
1.1 Parks Master Plan Update and Strategic Plan 2-Year Update Staff Report
1.2 Strategic Goal 2-Year Update
4.1 Parks & Community Services Core Service Definitions
6.1 Parks & Community Services Program Proposal Tool
6.2 Other Recreation Service Providers
6.3 Parks & Community Services Program Evaluations
7.1 Parks & Facilities Map
7.2 Neighborhood & School Parks Map
7.3 City Parks & Facility Amenities
7.4 City Trail Descriptions
7.5 Citywide Park Area Needs by Classification
8.1 Existing Maintenance Standards for City Parks
8.2 HML Priorities
10.1 2007 Survey Summary Report
10.2 Existing Park Master Plans Not Currently Implemented
10.3 Forest Homes Park Master Plan
Parks & Community Service Master Plan 2008 - 2017
About the Parks & Community Services Master Plan
The San Ramon General Plan was adopted in November, 1986 by the City Council. The Parks and Recreation Committee and staff developed the Parks and Recreation Element of the San Ramon General Plan during the late summer and fall of 1986. The Parks and Recreation Element was the first comprehensive statement of the City’s aspirations for its future in the form of carefully worded policies responding to Parks and Recreation issues accompanied by a map of existing and proposed park facilities. The original Parks and Recreation Master Plan refined the policies stated in the General Plan relating to community facilities and programs. The Master Plan, first adopted in 1987, has been revised biennially since 1989.
Because the needs of the community grow and change, the biennial update of the Master Plan is based on input received through surveys, focus groups, public meetings and ongoing program and facility evaluations. The Master Plan outlines general guiding policies and implementing policies for park, facility and program development and operations.
While there have been significant accomplishments since the first Master Plan, new challenges face City leaders as the population grows and the residents seek new recreation opportunities. To continue the foundation of success and to sustain the Department’s vision of Creating Community through people, parks, partnerships and programs, the Parks and Community Services Department initiated a planning process for updating the Master Plan in 2006.
Public and staff participation extended throughout the entire process and included qualitative and quantitative research involving internal and external stakeholders. Over the course of ten months, public participation included: 4 steering committee meetings; 3 public workshops; 4 focus groups; 31 stakeholder interviews; Random sample telephone survey of 600 households; Steering Committee/Parks & Community Services Commission joint meeting; City department management review; and City Council/Parks and Community Services Commission joint meeting and adopted by the San Ramon City Council on March 25, 2008.
This Master Plan Update and Strategic Action Plan synthesizes all the information from the planning process and provides a framework to direct the Department’s resources toward parks, facilities and programs to address future needs of residents for the next ten years.