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Welcome to the Virtual Home for the
City of Jacksonville Parks Master Plan Update  

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The City of Jacksonville, in partnership with GAI Consultants, is updating the Jacksonville Parks Master Plan to create a 10-year vision for the City’s future parks system. By developing recommendations and action plans that improve, grow, and maintain the City’s parks, trails, and recreations facilities, the Plan will help the City continue providing quality recreation options to the Jacksonville community.  


The new Master Plan will examine the parks system's needs and address social and environmental resilience, climate adaptation, build social capital, and enhance the bonds and bridges of social cohesion.  

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The City of Jacksonville has set a goal to update the Parks Master Plan every 10 years to address social and demographic changes, climate adaptation, resource allocation, new improvements, priorities, and management systems.  


A previous Master Plan was completed in 2003, but since that time there have been many changes in population, park usage, and demand for facilities. This update to the Master Plan creates an opportunity to take a fresh look at the parks system and ask the community to share their thoughts, opinions, needs, and desires for the future of Jacksonville Parks.

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The first phase of the Jacksonville Parks Master Plan was completed in 2022. During the first phase, the project team assessed the existing conditions of the park system and developed a list of improvement priorities.  


The second phase of the Plan kicked off in January 2023 and created an initial vision and framework for the park system. When the vision is completed, the public will provide feedback and the draft Plan and recommendations will be developed.

The final Master Plan is expected to be completed by Summer 2024.  

Parks Master Plan Presentation

Click here to view or download the presentation.