Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space

Harris County's Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space was prepared by Bricker + Cannady Architects in conjuction with Clark Condon Associates, Gelb Consulting Group and Klotz Associates, Inc. under the advisement of the Public Infrastructure Department.

The report is now available for online viewing and/or download in the "pdf" format which is readable using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this reader, it is available free for download at Adobe's web site. Netscape 4.7 does not seem to be able to open the .pdf files in the same manner Internet Explorer does. If you use Netscape you will need to right click on the link and choose "save as" to download the .pdf file to your computer for offline viewing.

The Harris County Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space will now be continuously evaluated and updated to reflect the ever-changing demographics and recreational needs of the citizens of the county. Email any comments you may have to: Harris County Parks Planning

Phase Two of the Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space is now available for viewing on line in the Adobe .pdf file format. to view the file. This file is approximately 10 mbs and might take some time to load depending on the speed of your connection

Table of Contents and Overview *

The Harris County Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space is divided into ten sections that help to document the process, needs and conclusions set forth in the report.

Introduction:
A brief introduction to Harris County and a statement summarizing the need for preparing a master plan as well as a map depicting the Municipalities located within Harris County.

Statement of Goals and Objectives:
A set of goals and objectives that were developed with input from the County administrative and precinct level staff and public input.

Plan Development Process:
A summary of the process used to prepare the Master Plan.

Park Classification and Inventory
Definition of the six categories of park classification. Analysis of the existing Harris County inventory of recreational facilities identifying type, size, service area and distribution of facilities.

Park Classification and Inventory
Existing Harris County Parks (Map)

Precinct One
Precinct One - Existing Parks Inventory
Precinct One - Existing Parks (Map)
Precinct One - Mini and Neighborhood Parks (Map)
Precinct One - Community Parks (Map)
Precinct One - Regional Parks (Map)
Precinct One - Special Use Parks (Map)
Precinct One - Greenway Parks (Map)

Precinct Two
Precinct Two - Existing Parks Inventory
Precinct Two - Existing Parks (Map)
Precinct Two - Mini and Neighborhood Parks(Map)
Precinct Two - Community Parks (Map)
Precinct Two - Regional Parks (Map)
Precinct Two - Special Use Parks (Map)
Precinct Two - Greenway Parks (Map)

Precinct Three
Precinct Three - Existing Parks Inventory
Precinct Three - Existing Parks (Map)
Precinct Three - Mini and Neighborhood Parks(Map)
Precinct Three - Community Parks (Map)
Precinct Three - Regional Parks (Map)
Precinct Three - Special Use Parks (Map)
Precinct Three - Greenway Parks (Map)

Precinct Four
Precinct Four - Existing Parks Inventory
Precinct Four - Existing Parks (Map)
Precinct Four - Mini and Neighborhood Parks(Map)
Precinct Four - Community Parks (Map)
Precinct Four - Regional Parks (Map)
Precinct Four - Special Use Parks (Map)
Precinct Four - Greenway Parks (Map)

Public Needs and Assessment
Results and analysis of a random telepone survey conducted to ascertain the level of awareness, level of usage and recommended improvements of the park system.

Parks Awareness and Usage Study
Telephone Survey

Facility Concepts and Standards
A unique set of standards for park development based on past experience and successful County park projects.

Parks with Existing Baseball Fields (Map)
Parks with Existing Soccer and Football Fields (Map)
Flood Control District Floodways, Drainage Channels and Detention Basins with Harris County (Map)

Plan Implementation Recommendations
A priority list of needed projects based on a realistsic develpoment goal set by each Precinct and identifying those projects to be accomplished in the next five years.

Project Priority Rating -Scoring Matrix
Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects (Map)

Precinct One
Precinct One - Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects
Precinct One - Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects (Map)
Precinct One - Identified Non-prioritized Future Capitol Improvements

Precinct Two
Precinct Two - Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects
Precinct Two - Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects (Map)
Precinct Two - Identified Non-prioritized Future Capitol Improvements

Precinct Three
Precinct Three - Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects
Precinct Three - Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects (Map)
Precinct Three - Identified Non-prioritized Future Capitol Improvements

Precinct Four
Precinct Four - Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects
Precinct Four - Prioritized Five Year Plan Projects (Map)
Precinct Four - Identified Non-prioritized Future Capitol Improvements

Harris County
Land Acquisition Target Zones (Map)

Implementation Funding
Identifies funding mechanisms available to implement the Master Plan.

Conclusion
Reiterates the needs of the County for the next five years.

Appendix

Existing Municipal Bikeways (Map)
Proposed Municipal Bikeways (Map)
Proposed Harris County Bikeways (Map)
Precint One - Sports League Data Sheet
Precint Two - Sports League Data Sheet
Precint Three - Sports League Data Sheet
Listing Of Existing Park Facilities