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Parks & Recreation Master Plan

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Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PDF)

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The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a detailed planning guide that is specifically focused on the future of parks and recreation in Morrisville. The document strategically examines the following areas:

  • Existing community resources
  • Parks, recreation and open space criteria
  • Needs concerning parks, recreation, greenways and conservation lands
  • Town objectives with an action plan for implementation


2018 Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan serves as a guiding document for department operations and capital investments in future recreation facilities.  The Town adopted its first Parks and Recreation Master Plan in 2002.  Due to the rapid growth and changing demographics in Morrisville, the plan was updated by staff in 2006 and again in 2011.  In 2017 the Town chose to update the master plan using outside consultants to gain an objective evaluation of our facilities, department operations and community survey information.  The consultants performed an evaluation of our current facilities, programs and department operations.  They gathered feedback through public open houses, information stations at special events, and work sessions with Town Council, staff and our volunteer advisory committee.  They also utilized information from a benchmark survey of similar and larger public recreation agencies along with data from the National Parks and Recreation Association. 

The information generated from this effort was used to develop a draft master plan that was reviewed by Town staff, the department advisory committee, the Town Council and posted online for public review and comment.  After final adjustments were made the plan was adopted by Council on April 24, 2018.  The plan includes several goals and objectives in areas of parkland acquisition, recreation program development, and overall department operations.  Staff will use this information as we develop work plans, analyze operations and manage budget requests and expenditures in the future.  To see the new plan, you can click on the picture above or view the 2018 Parks and Recreation Master Plan here.

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