GETTYSBURG COMMUNITY PARK MASTER PLAN
Welcome Gettysburg Community Members to the online source for the Gettysburg Community Park Master Site Plan.
With a special thanks to the Gettysburg Borough Council Members, Gettysburg Borough Park Study Committee, Gettysburg Borough Public Works and Staff, and Susan Naugle.
Additional thanks to all Gettysburg Community Members who participated in the public meetings, interviews, and work sessions. This is your park, and it is great to see your efforts to help create a better future for it.
What is a Parks Master Plan?
A guide for design, developing, and managing Gettysburg Community Park. A master plan is a guide, created through the vision and feedback of the Gettysburg Community.
How do we create one?
First we need to understand the parks and recreation programing in Gettysburg and how you, the community, utilize your current facilities and programs. Once we understand how your current park we work with your community to analyze what programs we need to include in Gettysburg Park to maximize its value to the community. Once the park is programmed, we work as team with Gettysburg to layout the many park features such as ball fields, trails, playgrounds, etc. Once a preliminary plan is made we continue to refine the plan with Gettysburg, to produce a final Master Plan. This Master Plan will be a development guide for the future of Gettysburg Community Park.
Why do we do this ?
The goal is to provide the Gettysburg Borough with a renovated park which provides programing to meet the needs of the community. Additionally, our goal will be to develop management strategies to help meet financial needs and create a proactive budget. The master plan will act as a guide to outline a recommended plan for smart growth of the park in a series of feasible steps.
How can you help ?
While we can reference national standards and create analysis and conclusions based off of observation, the most successful way for us to understand the needs of Gettysburg is through community involvement. Because this master plan is developed for Gettysburg Borough residents it is essential to have detailed input from the community. We want your opinions about the current park, our design concepts for Gettysburg Community Park, and what you think your new park needs to make it great. This web-site has been created for you as an easy way to follow along with the master plan process and provide your feedback and opinions as we go.