The new Plan will take a fresh and holistic look at the county's parks and recreation facilities, amenities, and programs. The plan will engage residents, park users, and community leaders to provide recommendations that seek to improve the current parks system. The planning process will also include a review of existing conditions and previous reports, multiple public input sessions, and a list of recommendations for infrastructure improvements and policy changes.
The final plan will include recommendations for physical improvements to the parks, in addition to recommendations for new programs and activities, maintenance and operations upgrades, funding sources, and long-term planning that will address the life-cycle of existing park elements. The recommendations will provide an action plan for St. Joseph County Parks to utilize over the next 5 years and beyond.