Park Development and Plans
"Trends to increase leisure time and recreational opportunities within communities, parks and open space areas has been acknowledged as a prerequisite to good mental and physical health. Parks and public open space play a large role fulfilling those needs. Park access and development can also contribute to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of environmentally significant areas for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations and the biotic community.
The preparation of this Park, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (PROP) is an important step toward achieving a park system that meets the recreational and environmental needs of the Green Bay community. A mission statement, along with goals and objectives, has been developed as guidelines to be used in formulating plans for facility development and acquisition needs.
The inventory section of the plan outlines attributes and amenities of the existing park areas, greenways, and trails. A set of general guidelines is identified in the Needs Assessment Chapter in an effort to provide a means for analyzing Green Bay’s park system. The Action Plan Chapter contains recommendations for the next five years. These recommendations pertain to general development strategies, parkland expansion, acquisition and specific facility development recommendations. The Implementation Chapter contains general strategies for fulfilling the recommendations set forth by the plan.
This plan is the result of planning for the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. Subsequent review and approval of the plan by the Park Committee and City Council, along with approval by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will continue the City of Green Bay’s eligibility for financial assistance through state and federal funding programs."