Parks Master Plan

The City of Irvine is updating its Parks Master Plan (“Master Plan”), which will help guide the future maintenance, development and operation of the City’s parks and recreation system. The Irvine park system is nationally- recognized as a top ten quality park system (Trust for Public Land Park Score). The completed Master Plan will highlight opportunities for enhancing our exemplary public parks, park facilities and recreation programs to respond to evolving resident needs and expectations.

DRAFT MASTER PLAN NOW AVAILABLE

Following an extensive community engagement process, a draft Parks Master Plan (“draft Master Plan”) has been completed. The draft Master Plan can be accessed by clicking on this link.

You are invited to join community leaders as they discuss the draft Master Plan document. The City Council will be the final approval authority for the Master Plan. Leading up to (and including) the City Council hearing, the draft Master Plan is tentatively scheduled for consideration at the following public meetings:

Community Services Commission

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
 5:30 PM
 Irvine Civic Center Council Chambers (1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine)

As public meeting dates are subject to change, please click here to access the Community Services Commission agenda.

Planning Commission

Thursday, April 6, 2017
5:30 PM
Irvine Civic Center Council Chambers (1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine)

As public meeting dates are subject to change, please click here to access the Planning Commission agenda.

City Council

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:00 PM
Irvine Civic Center Council Chambers (1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine)

As public meeting dates are subject to change, please click here to access the City Council agenda.

All interested members of the public are invited to attend.

BACKGROUND

In January 2015, the City began gathering community input in order to identify current and anticipated public park and recreation needs. Public feedback was gathered via stakeholder interviews, focus group discussions, community intercepts at local parks, random sample telephone surveys, emails to the project team and an interactive mapping survey accessed through this webpage. A summary of the community engagement process, as well as relevant findings, may be found at this link. In total, approximately 2,100 responses were collected.

To supplement community outreach and to provide a snapshot of the current state of Irvine’s parks and recreational facilities, several technical documents were prepared:

Americans with Disabilities Act Assessment of Play Areas in Irvine Parks

Irvine Parks and Facility Inventory

Existing Systems Summary

Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment

Thank you to all who have participated in this exciting process. Your feedback has been incorporated into the draft Master Plan which, as mentioned above, is now complete. The draft Master Plan can be accessed by clicking on this link.

If you have any comments on the draft Master Plan, you are welcome to share your thoughts with our team. You are also welcome to participate in the above-mentioned public meetings. Feedback received via email will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration.

For more information about the Parks Master Plan, please contact Kathleen Haton, Senior Planner, at 949-724-7338.