Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update

Seeking Resident Input for Update to Parks & Recreation Master Plan
Posted on 10/11/2019
The city of Glendale Public Facilities, Recreation & Special Events Department is beginning the process of updating its Parks & Recreation Master Plan. Glendale residents and stakeholders are invited to participate by providing feedback, thoughts and ideas on the future of parks and recreation programs and amenities throughout the process.

The updating process will also include incorporating and updating the Thunderbird Conservation Park Master Plan and the Open Space and Trails Master Plans, and address bike and pedestrian goals in the city’s Envision 2040 General Plan. The Parks & Recreation Master Plan was last updated in 2011.

Glendale has contracted with GreenPlay LLC, a parks, recreation and open space consulting firm, who will conduct research and collect information through stakeholder interviews and focus groups, as well as host a public open house to garner a thorough examination of the community’s needs. After the information-gathering stage, GreenPlay LLC will conduct a statistical survey, which a select number of Glendale residents will receive through the mail.

The opportunities for public involvement during the information-gathering stage include:

Oct. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
Focus Group
 Glendale Council Chambers
5850 W. Glendale Ave.
(Parks & Recreation 
Advisory Commission)

Oct. 29, 8-9:30 a.m.
 Focus Group
 Glendale Adult Center - Room 104 
5970 W. Brown St.

Oct. 29, 5:30-7 p.m.
 Focus Group Glendale
Council Chambers
5850 W. Glendale Ave.

Oct. 30, 6:30-8 p.m.
 Public Open House Foothills Recreation &  Aquatics Center - Coyote Room
5600 W. Union Hills Dr.

The Open House, held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, is an opportunity for all ages. Parents with young children are invited to use “The Turtle Club” childcare room, which will be available at no charge. Parks & Recreation staff will provide activities for children ages 4-12.

Following the statistically-valid survey given during the information-gathering stage, another opportunity for residents and stakeholders to voice their opinions will be made available through an online survey.

For more information on the Parks & Recreation Master Plan update or for more details on public input opportunities, visit or email