Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Posted: April 25, 2016
Over the past eighteen months, Randolph Township has been engaged in the process of preparing a master plan to assess the township’s parks and recreation needs.
With the guidance of consulting firm Brandstetter Carroll, a steering committee comprised of members of the township council, recreation and parks committees, and staff conducted several initiatives to gain feedback from residents on their vision of Randolph parks and recreation programs.
In addition to a statistically valid survey that was mailed to a random sample of Randolph households, there were also online surveys, public meetings and stakeholder group meetings with various users of township facilities. This feedback from the public led to the “Building Community Through Parks” theme that guided the steering committee and the consultants in developing the following mission statement:
The mission of Randolph Parks and Recreation is to build community and enrich lives through the provision of recreational, educational and cultural opportunities that encourage residents to enjoy life and have fun.
Building upon this theme is the vision to provide a wide range of park and recreational services that are fun, connected and accessible for residents and visitors. These services will promote community enrichment through the provision of excellent facilities and programs that are equitable and accessible to all residents, with a focus on sustainability (environmental and financial) and cooperation.
A presentation of the final draft of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan will be presented to the Randolph Township Council on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. This presentation will summarize the process of developing the plan, as well as make recommendations for individual parks to be implemented within specific time frames over the next 10 to 12 years.
For residents who wish to see the draft of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan prior to the presentation on May 5, it may be viewed online.