Parks and Recreation Master Plan - City of Monroe, MI

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Acknowledgements

Mayor and City Council 2014 Robert Clark, Mayor William Sisk Kelly Vinning Jeffery Hensley Gloria Rafko John Iacoangeli Jeremy Molenda

Recreation Advisor y Commission 2014 Garry Knapp, Vice-Chair Robert Cebina Karen Feldman Lucie Fortin Henry Jones Cheryl Miller Mary Minney

Mayor and City Council 2013 Robert Clark, Mayor Brian Beneteau Willie Hall Jeffery Hensley James Kansier Jerry McKart Jeremy Molenda

Recreation Advisor y Commission 2013 Jarod Calkins, Chairman Garry Knapp, Vice-Chair Chris Bica, Council Liaison Robert Cebina Henry Jones Cheryl Miller Mary Minney Mike Madison Lynda Nickelson

George Brown, Manager Charles Evans, Clerk Daniel Swallow, Community Development Patrick Lewis, Engineering and Public Services Loretta LaPointe, Recreation Manager

In association with

The River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Adopted by City Council February 18, 2014 Approved by MDNR through 2018

Figures and Tables Regional Destinations Built Features Demographic Dashboard Demographic Framework Natural Features Historic Assets Organization Chart Parks and Recreation Current Year and Projected Annual Budget Monroe Multi-Sports Complex Annual Net Revenue Project Title: Munson Park Project Title: Hellenberg Park Project Title: Munson Park Phase III Project Title: Hellenberg Park Project Title: Dick Waters Swimming Pool Renovation Project Title: Riverwalk Extension Project Recreation Program Attendance Records, 2006-2012 New Programs Since 2011 Park Facilities Overview Other Parks in the Monroe Region Park Classification System Park Maintenance Rating System Park Accessibility Rating System Existing Recreation Facilities Existing Park Classification Existing Parks Maintenance Rating Park Maintenance Rating Maintenance Rating by Park Type Existing Parks Accessibility Rating Accessibility Rating Maintenance Rating by Park Type Greenways Plan 2007-2012 Action Plan Projects Status Report Recreation Systems Plan 2007-2012 History Corridor - East Master Plan Overall Plan Parks and Non-motorized Infrastructure Mill Race Park Plan Who responded to the survey? Top 10 Most Visited Parks Existing Parks Average Use Level Average Park Use Rating Top Ten Most-Maintained Parks Top Ten Least-Maintained Parks What actions can we take to achieve our goals? Characteristics of Millennials and How to Engage Them in Parks Park Strategy Five-Year Action Plan Schedule

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Contents Introduction

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Planning Process

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Community Description

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Administrative Structure

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Parks Inventory

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Previous Planning

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Public Input Process

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Current Issues in Recreation

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Cornerstones

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Action Plan

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Appendix A

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Appendix B

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Appendix C

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Appendix D

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