PR1 Planning & Design

Only areas with a white background are considered part of the General Plan.

Conceptual landscape plan for a new soccer complex in Ontario.

Ontario’s park system will establish park sites that serve the City’s population and employment locations. These parks will provide active, organized uses such as sports, local gathering spaces, recreational facilities, passive use areas, and signature destinations with notable attractions. They will be planned and designed to integrate with their surroundings.




A system of safe and accessible parks that meets the needs of the community.



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.


All References are not part of the Policy Plan

  1. Anthony Munoz Park Master Plan
  2. Bon View Park Master Plan
  3. Dorothy A Quesada Community Center
  4. De Anza Park Master Plan
  5. D Street Park Master Plan
  6. James Galanis Park Master Plan
  7. John Galvin Park – East Master Plan
  8. John Galvin Park – West Master Plan
  9. Memorial Grove Park Master Plan
  10. Vineyard Park Master Plan
  11. Soccer Complex
  12. South Bon View Park