Parks & Recreation Open Space Master Plan

In January 2012, the City of Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department endeavored to develop an updated Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan to guide the renovation and development of existing and new parks, facilities and programs in order to maintain the high quality of life we all enjoy in Deer Park. The following document is the result of this process and will help guide the Parks and Recreation Department into the future.

Executive Summary

  • Introduction
  • The Planning Process
    • Goals and Objectives
    • Area and Facility Concepts and Standards
    • Inventory of Parks and Facilities
    • Needs Assessment
    • Plan Implementation
  • Plan Format
  • Key Findings
    • Inventory of Parks and Facilities
    • needs Assessment: Parks and Recreation Planning Workshop
    • Needs Assessment: Mail-Out Parks and Recreation Survey
  • Key Recommendations
    • Priority Projects
    • General Park and Facility Upgrades
    • Proposed Expenditures: General Park and Facility Upgrades

Community Profile

  • History of Deer Park
  • Demographic and Economic Profile
  • Market Analysis: Lifestyle Groupings and Market Segments
  • HGAC Growth Regional Forecast

Priority Projects

  • City Wide Trails System
  • Dow Park Renovation
  • Renovation and Development at Dow Park, Community Center, Gym and Aquatics Center
  • Earl Dunn Gym Renovation
  • Aquatics Facility Renovation
  • New Youth Sports Complex
  • Renovation at Minchen Athletic and Youth Sports Complexes
  • Mixed Use Development of Park, Retail, Open space and Sports Complex
  • Wetlands Nature Preserve
  • Theatre/Courts Building Renovation
  • Signage

Plan Implementation

  • Priority Projects
  • General Park and Facility Upgrades
  • Recreation Commission
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Considerations During Implementation

Inventory Findings and Recommendations: General Park & Facility Upgrades

  • Inventory of Existing Parks
  • Park Locations Map
  • Park Classification
  • Traditional Level of Service
  • Park Maintenance Standards Survey
  • Park and Facility Profiles: Findings and Recommendations
  • Recreation by Others

Demand Assessment

  • Parks and Recreation Planning Workshop
  • Mail-Out Parks and Recreation Survey
  • Public Meeting Comments
  • Mail-Out Parks and Recreation Survey Comments