This 2021 Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PDF) has been written to provide clarity and direction for parks, trails, programs, facilities, partnerships, pricing, level of service, and a community leadership role that the Department of Parks and Recreation will pursue for a period of the next ten years. The expected outcome following the adoption of this master plan by the city council is that there will be a culture change that moves the Department from its historical community role of passive involvement to one that assumes an active leadership role with strong community support, thriving partnerships, and funding that will allow for the implementation projects that are detailed in this report to be completed.

Welcome to Carthage sign

Aerial view of a park