Drop by the Granger Annex (1302 W. Ave. F) any time on Thursday, Nov. 15 between 5 and 8 p.m. to tell us how you would like the City of Garland to improve its parks, recreation and cultural arts facilities and programs. The Master Plan Team of Staff and Consultants will be there to listen to your ideas, suggestions, and priorities. Several interactive stations will be set up for your input.
Your input is crucial to providing the services that are most desired to servethe citizens of Garland.
If you cannot attend, please complete our survey by clicking the link above.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Audubon Recreation Center presents Family Game Night. Join us for this fun open house style event featuring face painter, prizes, snacks, bounce houses, life size checkers, connect four, jenga, board games, karaoke, corn hole and more! You'll also have the opportunity to visit and engagewith staff about the future of our Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, as there will be opportunities to take the survey and a fun game with it too. See you there!
Did you know that the City of Garland is one of the few local cities thatoperates their own greenhouse? Come join the Parks greenhouse staff for an informational tour of their facility and to hear about the work they do to keep our city looking great. We will also be soliciting your feedback on what you would like to see for the future of our parks, recreation and cultural arts. We will have staff available to discuss the Strategic Master Plan process and, best of all,the first 50 people will receive a poinsettia just in time for holiday decorating!
The City of Garland has started the process of updating its Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Strategic Master Plan. When complete, the plan will provide a vision to guide the future development, operations and programs of the City’s parks, recreation, open space, trails, and cultural arts system.
The citizens of Garland will play a major role in the development of this new vision through a variety of public engagement forums. The Final Plan will highlight a detailed Action Plan with implementation strategies regarding park and facility improvements, programs, events, cultural arts, trails, land acquisition, funding, revenue generation, and policies. To accomplish this, the City has partnered with Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a firm that specializes in providing recreation planning services to cities, counties and other units of local government.
EVALUATE The EVALUATE Phase involves an inventory and analysis of the community trends, programs, facilities, funding, and management of the current system.
ENGAGE The ENGAGE Phase will provide a variety of opportunities for residents and visitors to provide their suggestions, ideas, and to identify their priorities for the future.
ENVISION The ENVISION Phase will utilize all of the previous findings to develop a new vision, guiding principles, mission, goals, and objectives for the future of Garland Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts.
PLAN The PLAN Phase will build upon the Envision Phase results to identify implementation strategies to realize the new Vision with recommendations for park and facility improvements, programs, events, cultural arts, trails, land acquisition, funding, revenue generation, and policies.
Additional info on the Engage Phase
The City will seek community input during the 15-month process through a variety of engagement methods including:
A statistically valid survey that will be mailed to a random list of households.
An online or handout survey that can be accessed here.
A Public Input Workshop will be held on Nov. 15, 2018 in which several interactive methods will provide opportunities for residents to express their suggestions, ideas and priorities. Granger Recreation Center Annex Building, 5 to 8 p.m.
Stakeholder meetings will be conducted with various interest groups and partner organizations to provide more in-depth discussions of these groups’ specific trends, issues, and needs.
Online community discussions and polls on various parks, recreation and cultural arts topics are available at GarlandParks.MindMixer.com or click the button link, Community Forum, above.
Special Events/ Engagement Events
Join us at the following events to take the survey, discuss your ideas for future projects and needs for Garland, and much more!