Roseville Park Recreation Renewal Program
Project Type: Park Design, Construction Documents, and Master Planning
Client: Roseville Parks and Recreation Department
LHB and the City of Roseville have been working closely together for several years in a new and innovative parks master planning process. That process, built to rise to the challenge of creating a “world renowned park system,” is has been implemented, in part, due to robust community support built through an LHB facilitated master planning process. The Roseville Parks and Recreation Renewal Program (PRRP) is a system-wide collection of improvements to buildings, shelters, recreation facilities, and open spaces. It included enhancements to nearly every park in Roseville which supported popular park programs and draw new uses and users into the parks.
Parks and Recreation System Master Planning
During the “Imagine Roseville 2025” process—a community visioning process conducted in 2006, Roseville citizens identified parks as one of their community’s character-defining features and suggested a vision of “world-renown parks, open spaces, and multi-generational recreation programs and facilities.”
In 2009, LHB was hired to create a master plan that would engage citizens, refine their vision for parks, and establish a program of improvements to guide parks and recreation investments and programming for the next twenty years.
Realizing a key element of the planning process is public engagement, LHB crafted a multi-faceted process that includes community-wide meetings, park sector meetings, “meetings in a box,” listening sessions, questionnaires, and a nearly 30 person Community Advisory Team charged with guiding the process.
By the conclusion of the planning process, the parks and recreation department contacted a significant percentage of the community through these techniques, building awareness of the process, the need for a strong park system, and eventually generating enough momentum to fund nearly $16M of improvements in 2014 and 2015.