||Access to Parks. We strive to provide a park and/or recreational facility within walking distance (¼ mile) of every residence.|
||Adjacency to Schools. We examine locating parks adjacent to school sites to promote joint-use opportunities.|
||Funding. We shall seek outside, one-time sources of funding for capital improvements and reserve ongoing City funds primarily for operations and maintenance.|
||Joint-use Opportunities. In areas where there is a need but no City recreational facility, we explore joint-use opportunities. (e.g., school sites).|
||Acreage Standard. We strive to provide 5 acres of parkland (public and private) per 1,000 residents.|
||Private Parks. We expect development to provide a minimum of 2 acres of developed private park space per 1,000 residents.|
||Special Needs/Universal Design. We attempt to provide recreational opportunities at parks for people of all ages and abilities.|
||Renovation. We examine renovating existing facilities prior to building replacement facilities.|
||Phased Development. We require parks be built in new communities before a significant proportion of residents move in.|
||Master Plans for Individual Park Facilities. We require an individual park master plan for parks in excess of 10 acres.|
||Environmental Function of Parks. We require new parks to meet environmental management objectives.|
||Trails. We promote connections between parks and local trails including those managed by other public agencies.|
||Equestrian Trails. We require the design, construction and maintenance of equestrian trails in Rural Residential designated areas.|
Multi-family Residential Developments. We require that new multi-family residential developments of five or more units provide recreational facilities or open space, in addition to paying adopted impact fees.
||Trail Connectivity. We strengthen and improve equestrian, bike and multipurpose trail connections within the City and work to improve trail connections into adjacent jurisdictions.|
Equestrian Master Plan. We use Homer Briggs Park as the primary focal point for the development of a Master Plan of Equestrian Trails in the Rural Residential area.