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Kent County Parks
Kent County Parks

2019-2023 Master Plan

2019-2023 master plan cover

Management and development of County's system parks and trails are driven by the Parks, Trails and Natural Areas Master Plan. Every five years, the Kent County Parks Department carefully reviews and updates this plan, guided by public input and needs as well as emerging opportunities and priorities.

Part of the process also involves proposing future land acquisitions to expand existing parks but readers should bear in mind that these are only suggestions. Land purchases are only pursued if the land meets certain criteria, sellers express interest, the County Board of Commissioners approves, and sufficient funding is available.

Our current five-year plan, presented here, covers 2019 to 2023. This plan has been guided by public surveys and review and a desire to provide the best services and facilities possible to the citizens of Kent County. Due to size, the plan has been divided into Sections which may be downloaded by clicking on each Section heading. A few Sections are large and may take some time to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection. If you prefer to download the entire plan in one 74 MB document, you can use this link.

 Section 1  (5 MB, cover - page 32)
Cover
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Community Description
Administrative Structure
Recreation Inventory
Introduction and Overview
 Section 2  (13 MB, pages 33-59)
Parks and Greenspaces (12 Mile Conservation Area -to- Dutton Shadyside Park)
 Section 3  (12 MB, pages 60-84)
Parks and Greenspaces (Dwight Lydell Park -to- Lowell Regional Greenspace)
 Section 4  (12 MB, pages 85-111)
Parks and Greenspaces (Luton Park -to- Rogue River Park)
 Section 5  (14 MB, pages 112-138)
Parks and Greenspaces (Ruehs Park -to- White Pine Park)
 Section 6  (14 MB, pages 139-252)
Connector Trails and Extended Hiking Trail
Recreational Boating Facilities
Recreational Land and Trails Managed by Other Public Entities
Kent County Parks Dept. Recreation Programs
Planning and Public Input Process
Recreation Needs Assessment
 Section 7  (8 MB, pages 253-308, back cover)
Special Initiatives
Goals and Objectives
Action Program
Appendix A: Consolidated Grant Inventory
Appendix B: Needs Assessment Survey
Appendix C: Notices of Public Comment Period