Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Approved April 2, 2019


El Cerrito Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Appendices

CEQA


Background



The community outreach process for the El Cerrito Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan included an online survey (with over 1,100 responses!), an online mapping forum, four community workshops, two Park & Recreation Commission Meetings, a series of stakeholder interviews and final approval at the City Council meeting on April 2, 2019. 

Themes that 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

Purpose of a Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

The City of El Cerrito developed the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan to 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:

  • engaged the public to determine community priorities for parks and recreation; 
  • includes 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; 
  • evaluates 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

    Active Transportation Plan - Adopted 2016

    San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan - Adopted 2014