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Park System Master Plan reviewed

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Bloomington Briefing Published March 1, 2021
Updated on March 1, 2021

In January, the City Council reviewed the draft language of for the Park Master Plan’s vision, mission and guiding principles. These will serve as the foundation for
future decisions.

The proposed vision is for an accessible system of vibrant parks, diverse recreational facilities, sustainable park resources, and engaging programs and experiences. The mission is to build a sense of community and enhance the quality of life for all residents. This is attained through the management of high-quality parks and natural areas, and by providing exceptional experiences through innovative recreation programs, art activities and park facilities. 

Work on the Park System Master Plan has been underway for about a year. The plan will serve as a road map to shape the how the City meets the needs of park users. It will be used to plan and complete park improvements, guide City capital improvements and ensure that changes and investments to the park system fit into the bigger picture of better serving
the community.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation partnered with the City’s Community Outreach and Engagement and Communications divisions to ensure the planning process is transparent. Residents, user groups and other stakeholders have had ongoing opportunities for input.

The planning process will be completed this summer but there’s still time to provide input. To view and comment on the plan, visit and click on the Park System Master Plan topic or call 952-563-8877.