Parks Master Plan Update

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Purpose of the Master Plan Update

The last City Parks Master Plan was prepared in 1992, when fewer than 10,000 people lived in Galt. The city has undergone significant growth and development since that time, with a current population of approximately 24,000. The purpose of this Master Plan is to establish a strategic direction for the provision and management of City recreation facilities and programs in the area defined by the City of Galt and its Sphere of Influence (SOI).

Master Plan Update Process

To develop this Master Plan, a comprehensive needs assessment was conducted that examined park facilities, recreation programs, and the operational and administrative aspects of Galt’s recreation resources. Existing and projected demographics were also examined to determine what parks and programs are currently needed, as well as those that will be needed in the future.

Following this analysis, planning standards were developed to guide various aspects of park development such as preferred locations, types of improvements, and quantity of parks. These standards were then combined with information on residents’ needs and preferences gathered through several community workshops and two surveys. Throughout this process, oversight and direction were provided by a nine-member Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. Committee members represented a variety of perspectives and all shared a passionate interest in maintaining the quality of the City’s parks and recreation resources.

A list of strategies and recommendations was then developed and prioritized for future implementation. Costs were estimated for capital and non-capital expenditures for a 10-year period and combined with expected revenues to develop a 10-year Finance Plan.

 Notice of Public Review Period & Public Hearing to Adopt

 Park Master Plan Contact

Armando Solis, Parks and Recreation Director

Office: (209) 366-7180        E-Mail:

Mitigated Negative Declarations Contact 


Public Review Documents: 

 Draft Parks Master Plan Update

Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration

2009 P&R Public Facilities Fee Updates