Wayne County Parks is currently undergoing a Strategic Master Plan process for the park system. We will be posting updates on this website and social media to keep you informed of the process.
What is a Strategic Master Plan?
The Strategic Master Plan will provide a vision and implementation strategy to strengthen the Wayne County Park system. It will also serve to
better meet the needs of the community, and ensure the long-term sustainability and prosperity of the system.
Key components of the Strategic Master Plan:
Park System Plan
A long-range regional vision for the enhancement and connectivity of the park system to the community.
Business & Sustainability Plan
Recommendations and strategies for improving the operations, economic performance, and administration of the park system.
5-Year Recreational Master Plan
Required update to meet the State of Michigan requirements and eligibility for grant funding and other assistance.
Strategic Plan Schedule
February 2017 Project Kick-Off
March 2017 Park Visits & Staff Interviews
April – July 2017 Analysis & Research (ongoing)
Park inventory, policy review, benchmarking, Gap analysis, recreational trends, financial analysis, vision
May 2017 Public Workshops (x3)
June 2017 Public Survey (mail-in survey + online)
July 2017 Draft Park System, Business & Sustainability Plan
Program assessment, staffing, best practices, funding strategies, organizational structure, partnership assessment
August 2017 Strategic Planning Workshop
September 2017 Draft 5-Year Recreational Plan Update
September 2017 Public Workshops
October 2017 Begin Review & Approval Process
December 2017 Strategic Master Plan Finalized
Here is the link to our survey for the Strategic Master Plan! Please complete the survey so we have your imput in Wayne County Parks!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Elizabeth W. Iszler, Chief of Planning and Design