Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan

Flower Mound Parks & Recreation Needs Your Feedback!
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Residents play an important role in Flower Mound’s overall Parks and Recreation system, and in order to ensure the Town’s vision for the future is align with the community’s members of the community are asked to participate in a Community Attitude and Interest survey. The survey is available online at throughout the month of July and will help staff establish priorities for future improvements to parks, recreation facilities, nature preserves, programs and other services within Flower Mound. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain confidential. Thoughtful and complete responses will greatly help the Parks and Recreation Division in creating a more resident-driven approach to the future of Flower Mound, and ultimately contribute to enriching the lives of all residents in a positive way.

The Town has selected PROS Consulting, an independent consulting company, to administer the survey and compile the data received. The data collected by this survey will benefit the community for years to come; please take the time to share your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact Parks and Recreation at 972.874.6300.

Purpose of the Plan

Parks, recreational opportunities, open space, and trails continue to be a key component to the Town of Flower Mound's quality of life for our residents. As the Town continues to develop rural land into commercial and residential tracts, the preservation of parks and open space is vital to the mental and physical health and quality of life of its residents. The primary purpose of the Master Plan is to assess the current state of the parks, recreation, trails, and open space system; define needs and deficiencies in the system; and establish goals and priorities for improving the system.

In addition to these primary functions, the plan also identifies changing trends locally, regionally, and nationally; identifies citizens needs and opinions; and recommends changes on various scales – from Town-wide to site-specific, and of various types – from physical, to regulatory, to operational. The Master Plan is intended to guide the staff and elected officials of the Town as they decide how best to meet and prioritize the parks and recreational needs of the Town over the next 10 years.

Town of Flower Mound Seeks Resident Input on Future Parks and Recreation

The Town of Flower Mound is seeking input from residents regarding future community green spaces and recreational programming during two upcoming public meetings, as part of the important Parks and Recreation Master Planning process. By incorporating feedback from the community, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan will serve as a roadmap for future parks and recreation amenities.

Residents may attend either the public meeting on Monday, May 9 at the Flower Mound Senior Center, 2701 West Windsor Dr. or on Tuesday, May 10 at the Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Rd. Both meetings start at 6 p.m. In addition to the public meetings, a portion of residents will receive a statistically valid survey through the mail to randomly-selected households. Both the survey and public meetings will include questions to assess program and facility needs, and review demographic data, trends, and usage statistics.

"Now is the perfect opportunity for residents to tell our Parks and Recreation staff your vision for the future of our park system and recreational programming,” said Flower Mound Mayor Tom Hayden. “Are you happy with the elements of our parks? What is missing from our trail system or our parks? Would you like for us to incorporate art in our parks? What programs do you want us to offer?  What can we do to make the Town’s Community Activity Center (CAC) the best?  These are the questions we’d love to hear your answers to in these public meetings and survey.  Help us make our Town an even better place to enjoy."

The meetings and the survey will be conducted by PROS Consulting, Inc., a specialized management consulting firm comprised of former Parks and Recreation managers who serve public parks and recreation agencies throughout the U.S. and international community. The project team will utilize resident input to identify the community’s prevailing needs, interests, values, and priorities related to parks, recreation, and open space for the next 5-10 years.

"We greatly appreciate residents taking time out of their busy schedules to help us shape the future of Flower Mound’s Parks and Recreation amenities,” said Gary Sims, Executive Director of Community Services. “Resident input is so invaluable in the Master Plan process and assists us with prioritizing projects and allocating tax dollars to the most desirable services. We look forward to hearing the community’s ideas."

2016 Timeline

Feb. 4 - 5 – Kick-off meeting with all staff key players

Late February-Early March– Consultant to conduct phone interviews with elected officials and Town Secretary’s Office.

March 17 - 18 – Focus Group meetings with special interest groups.

April 4 - 5 – Park Tour and Park Assessments

Month of April – Conduct Town-wide Survey

May 9 – Public Forum, Flower Mound Senior Center, 2701 West Windsor Drive, 6 p.m.

May 10 – Public Forum, CAC, 1200 Gerault Road, 6 p.m.

November, December 2016 – Tentative completion of the document

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