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Parks Master Plan

Santa Ana Parks Master Plan Banner

What is a Parks Master Plan?

Santa Ana is creating our very first Parks Master Plan to guide our investment in parks, facilities, trails, and open space. This is a long-range plan that will help prioritize park projects for the next 10 years.

The Santa Ana Parks Master Plan will:

  • Include opportunities for community and stakeholder involvement, including a public survey, to ensure the Master Plan reflects the needs of our residents
  • Involve an Advisory Board to inform Master Plan decisions
  • Provide an overarching investment strategy to address high-priority, ongoing, and unmet park system needs
  • Address park access and equity issues on a citywide scale
  • Recommended park and facility improvement projects and examine park maintenance issues
  • Establish directions to enhance parks, recreation facilities, trails, events, and programs to support community livability, park safety, trail connectivity, health and wellness, and our quality of life.


How did we get here?

The Master Plan process started in 2020. Despite the constraints of working during the pandemic and coordinating with Open Space Element of the General Plan, the process was extremely thorough. We received input from the public through multiple methods, including virtual and in-person meetings, online surveys, and the creation of a diverse Parks Advisory Group that represented various City boards and commissions, a number of community-based organizations, demographic groups, age groups, activities and geographic areas within the city.

City Council to Vote on Parks Plan on May 17

On May 17, 2022, staff will present the draft Parks Master Plan to the Santa Ana City Council for approval.  The public is invited to watch and participate in person or virtually. The City Council meeting agenda is available on our website.

More information

The Parks Master Plan will be completed in four phases.

Learn about Santa Ana’s existing park system.

Read the preliminary results of the community survey.

Reports, documents, and summaries.

Learn about Santa Ana’s existing park system.

Find information about meetings, view slide presentations, and read discussion summaries.

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