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Read the final PROS plan draft

To view and read the final draft of the 2016-2020 PROs Plan please click the PDF link PROS Plan Combined 11-23-16.pdf to open.

Public Hearing:
Final Draft of the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan (PROS)

The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan (PROS) is being updated for 2016–2020, and a public hearing is being held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Park Advisory Commission Meeting to be held in City Council chambers, 301 East Huron St. 2nd floor.  The draft plan incorporates feedback the city received via the 1,034 responses to an online survey, which was conducted this past winter, and a public meeting last March at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, where survey results as well as goals and objectives were shared and discussed. 

Comments and questions can be sent via email to: prosplan@a2gov.org. 

The PROS Plan is an element of the City Master Plan and 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 park projects for existing and new parks, based on citizen input. Examples of parks projects or improvements that originated from the 2011-2015 PROS Plan include the Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park, reconstruction of a mile of the Border to Border Trail in Gallup Park, and playground renovations at nine neighborhood parks including Arbor Oaks, Scheffler, Placid Way and Burr Oak parks.  The final draft can viewed by clicking this PDF link PROS Plan 11-8-16.pdf

Parks and Recreation Open Space (PROS) ​
Plan 2016-2020 Update

​​​The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan (PROS) is being updated for 2016–2020, and input is again being sought from the community. The draft plan incorporates feedback the city received via the 1,034 responses to an online survey, which was conducted this past winter, and a public meeting last March at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, where survey results as well as goals and objectives were shared and discussed. 

Currently, residents have an opportunity to review and submit feedback for the PROS Plan draft. Comments and questions can be sent via email to: prosplan@a2gov.org​

The PROS Plan is an element of the City Master Plan and 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 park projects for existing and new parks, based on citizen input. Examples of parks projects or improvements that originated from the 2011-2015 PROS Plan include the Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park, reconstruction of a mile of the Border to Border Trail in Gallup Park, and playground renovations at nine neighborhood parks including Arbor Oaks, Scheffler, Placid Way and Burr Oak parks. 

Input will be gathered until Monday, Sept. 5, after which additional revisions will be made to the PROS Plan draft. The plan will then be finalized and reviewed by the Park Advisory Commission in October/November, before the PROS Plan is submitted to Ann Arbor City Council for consideration this-coming winter.

To view the PROS plan click here PROS Plan 2016.pdf (7MB PDF).

Public meeting planned to discuss update of Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan

The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan (PROS) is being updated for 2016–2020, and input is being sought from the community. The PROS Plan is an element of the City Master Plan and 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 park projects for existing and new parks based on citizen input.

• Parks and Recreation received 1034 responses to the online survey. A survey summary will be posted by the end of Feb​ruary, 2016.
• A public meeting was held on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue, Ann Arbor. At the meeting, survey results as well as goals and objectives were shared and discussed. ​
• Send an email with input to: prosplan@a2gov.org​.


​Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Pros Plan (2011-15)

The Parks and Recreation Open Space Plan is the City's vision for parks and recreation in Ann Arbor. The PROS 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 park projects for existing and new parks. 

The 2011-2015 PROS Plan was intended to facilitate the discussion and evaluation of major issues, problems, and potentials; setting of priorities for the next five years; and identification of goals and objectives that reach further into the future. The scope of the plan is to reflect tradition; provide balance of parks, facilities, and programs; respond to the needs of today; and set a direction for the future. It also establishes background information while delineating system needs that may qualify for state and federal grant funding. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) requires all municipalities applying for recreation grants to have a current plan on file with the MDNR and to update that plan every five years.

PROS_Plan_Final_2011_2015.pdf

PROS_SURVEY_WEB_2015.pdf
PROS Plan Mtg Minutes 3-23-16.docx

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