2020 Master Plan
Background and Purpose
The City of Graham has a long tradition of providing high-quality recreation programs and facilities to its residents. Since the inception of the Graham Recreation and Parks Department (GRPD) in 1995, the City has steadily enhanced its recreation program offerings, park facilities, and services. Over the years, the department has developed and retained a highly qualified staff of recreation professionals.
The first recreation and parks master plan was adopted by the City in 1998 and was updated in 2008 and 2020. The purpose of the 2020 document was to revisit the adopted vision for recreation services in Graham and update the statistical data from the 2008 plan. This updated planning document will provide staff, decision-makers, and the public with:
- A snapshot of community recreation needs;
- Inventories of existing facilities, programs, and conditions;
- Priorities for staff, program, and facility improvements; and
- A framework of data and information to support decision-making
The master planning process provided opportunities for the general public, recreation program users, commission members, and elected officials to participate in the development of the plan and its recommendations. This was achieved through interactive public meetings, focus groups, and the use of survey instruments.
The GRPD created the Master Plan Survey to provide a format to continue collecting data and to continue advancing the conversation of creating a vibrant community recreation and parks system.