This document is an update to the City's Comprehensive Outdoor Park & Rec Plan. Initially developed in 1971, this document has been updated and modified several times, and has seen significant growth and development of the City’s recreational resources
The City of Stevens Point residents and
businesses widely hold the City’s Park and Recreation system in high regard. These facilities
contribute significantly to a community’s quality of life, and the ability for the City to attract and
retain people, businesses and investments.
The Stevens Point Board of Park
Commissioners conducted significant public involvement through the creation of this document to
ensure they have captured and considered the items that are most desired by park users.
This document is intended to be a five-year guide for policy and financing decision making for the
City, and as such identifies capital improvements from 2018-2022.
While the planning horizon is short-term
in nature, the principal purpose is to identify specific park and recreation improvement projects.
Some of these may be large in scale, and will require ongoing efforts, as well as necessitate
a phased approach to make them manageable. Cost estimates for the projects and timing
for the projects over the five-year period will need to be evaluated by staff,
the Parks Commission and Common Council.