2020 Parks Master Plan
The City of Taylor last completed a Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan in July, 2016. The plan was meant to be updated regularly, and in the Fall of 2019 the City commissioned Halff Associates, Landscape Architects and Planners to update the plan, concentrating on improvements to Bull Branch Park & Trail, Murphy Park, and Fannie Robinson Park. Open house community meetings were held on January 15 and 16 to gather input and feedback from the community on issues, future needs and ideas for the three parks. Halff Associates then created a preliminary Master Plan for each park based on the input they received and presented that plan to the Parks Board and City Council in May and June, respectively.
In a year when the community and the world are not experiencing a global pandemic, the next step would be to present the preliminary plans to the public in another open house community meeting. But the pandemic has made it difficult to host public gatherings, so Halff Associates were tasked with finding a creative way to solicit public input virtually. Both the virtual presentation and the paper version summarize stakeholder and public input received for each park plan, recommend improvements based on that public input, present preliminary master plans for each park, and a survey for additional stakeholder and public input.
For information about the Parks Master Plan, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 512-365-7669.
Presentation boards from the January 15 and 16 open house: