Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Join the Conversation About the Future of El Cerrito’s Parks & Recreation!

Park and Recreation Commission special Meeting
El Cerrito Parks & Recreation Facilities Master plan - Possible recommendation to City Council
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers

Public Draft, Update 9/7/2018



El Cerrito Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan - Public Draft

Appendices, 9/7/2018

To date, the community outreach process of the El Cerrito Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan has included an online survey (with over 1,100 responses!), an online mapping forum, three community workshops, and a series of stakeholder interviews. 

Themes that have emerged as important to the community include:

The Hillside Natural Area and Ohlone Greenway as valued recreation amenities that are unique to El Cerrito
To update and improve the City’s existing recreation facilities and programs 
Improved general maintenance in the City’s parks and recreation facilities
Pedestrian access throughout the City’s parks and recreation network – walking, hiking and biking
Youth recreation – toddler amenities, teen programming, youth enrichment opportunities
A Senior Center as an important recreation amenity

Tell Your Friends!


Please share this important project with your friends and family through social media and email.  The more community participation, the better the plan will be.

Community Involvement

Community members are encouraged to help develop the plan. Please sign-up to be kept informed of the process and to be notified of community input meetings about the development of the Plan.

PUBLIC meeting #1 PUBLIC Meeting #2
 PUBLIC meeting #3
 meeting #4

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30-11:30am
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 moeser lane
Meeting #1 Presentation
Meeting #1 Summary
thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
el cerrito community center
7007 moeser lane
Meeting #2 Presentation
Meeting #2 Summary
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
6:30-8:30PM
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 MOESER Lane
Meeting #3 Presentation
Meeting #3 Summary
Park & Rec. Commission
Study Session

WEDS., MAY 23, 2018
6:30pm
CITY HALL - COUNCIL Chambers
10890 SAN PABLO AVENUE
Meeting #4 Presentation


Purpose of a Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan


The City of El Cerrito is planning to develop a Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan that will serve as a long-range planning and asset management document and provide a framework for understanding the recreational and open space assets the City owns, services it provides, risks it assumes, and financial investments it requires to maintain, repair, rehabilitate and improve these assets.

The Master Plan Will:
  • engage the public to determine community priorities for parks and recreation;
  • include long-range planning strategies to maintain, rehabilitate and improve the City’s network of parks, facilities, recreational, and open space assets, including current unfunded park and recreational opportunities;
  • evaluate the effective use of the City’s financial and physical resources to proactively implement the Master Plan.

Adopted Plans/ Related Planning Efforts


El Cerrito Urban Greening Plan - Adopted 2015

El Cerrito Strategic Plan - Adopted 2015

El Cerrito General Plan - Adopted 1999

Ohlone Greenway Master Plan- Adopted 2009

Structural Facilities Master Plan - Adopted 2004

Active Transportation Plan - Adopted 2016

San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan - Adopted 2014

ADA Transition Plan - Adopted 2009

Parks and Recreational Facilities Master Plan Background Documents


RFP for Parks and Recreational Facilities Master Plan Consultant Services (February 2017)

City Council Report and Resolution (May 2017)