Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space (PROS) Plan 2016-2020
The 2016-2020 PROS Plan was adopted by City Council on Jan. 17, 2017. To view and read the plan, please click the PDF link PROS Plan 2016_2020.pdf
The PROS Plan is the City’s vision for parks and recreation in Ann Arbor. The Plan provides an inventory of existing parks and facilities; describes the relationship between the park and recreation system, surrounding municipalities, and recreation providers; identifies park and recreation needs and deficiencies; and proposes major capital improvements for existing and new parks.
The 2016-2020 Plan facilitates discussion and evaluation of major issues, problems and potentials, sets priorities for the next five years, and identifies goals and objectives that reach further into the future. The plan establishes background information while delineating system needs that may qualify for state and federal grant funding. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) requires that all municipalities applying for recreation grants have a current plan on file with the MDNR and to update that plan every five year.
Public Engagement Process
• A public hearing was held Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Park Advisory Commission Meeting to be held in City Council chambers, 301 East Huron St. 2nd floor.
• Parks and Recreation received 1034 responses to the online survey. A survey summary will be posted by the end of February, 2016.
• A public meeting was held on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Senior Center.