Parks Comprehensive Master Plan


The purpose of a Comprehensive Master Plan is to provide the City of Gahanna with a roadmap to guide them in implementing their mission & vision and key recommendations. These goals and recommendations are focused on achieving what the community desires for their parks and recreation facilities and programs over the next ten years. The plan provides goals, recommendations, and implementation strategies for each component of the park system that includes parkland, trails, facilities, programs, operations, staffing, financial and capital needs.Blue Heron in Water

Project Goals

  • Engage the community, leadership, and stakeholders through innovative public input meant to build a shared vision for the Parks and Recreation Department to ensure there is an appropriate balance of programs, facilities, and services. 
  • Utilize a wide variety of data sources and best practices, including a statistically valid survey to predict trends and patterns of use as well as address unmet needs in the community. 
  • Determine unique level of service standards to develop appropriate actions regarding parks, recreation, facilities, and trails that reflect the Department’s strong commitment to providing high quality parks and recreational activities for the community.
  • Shape financial and operational preparedness through innovative and pioneering practices to achieve the strategic objectives and recommended actions.
  • Develop a dynamic and realistic action plan that creates a road map to ensure long-term success and financial sustainability for the Department’s parks, recreation programs, and trails, as well as action steps to support the family-oriented community and businesses that call the City of Gahanna home.

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