Calling it a “model” plan, the City Council unanimously adopted Palo Alto’s master plan for parks and open space at their meeting on Sept. 11, marking the first time the plan has been updated in 30 years.
The document presents a vision of priorities and possibilities for the City’s park system and proposes improvements including dedicated dog parks, restrooms, and additional parks in areas not currently near green space.
The plan also includes a new policy outlining requirements for the rental of parks by private organizations. With the plan approved, Council indicated the focus is now to identify potential sources of funding, and directed the Parks Commission to start on this work, to include the exploration of a potential ballot measure.
To watch a video on the City’s Parks, click here. To read the Parks Master Plan, click here.