Your Vision for Our Tomorrow

Process & Schedule

Project Process

This PRMP is intended to serve as a comprehensive guide for the planning, acquisition, development and operations of parks, trails, park facilities and recreation programs throughout the City. The Plan will be conducted in a linear process, building upon previous work; beginning with an overview of the existing parks, analysis of public needs and priorities, formation of a long-range vision, and lastly, a strategic plan for implementation.

Linear diagram showing the four parts of the process that answer the questions, Where are we? Where do we want to be? How do we get there?: Part 1 – Learning – System Inventory and Analysis including project coordination, technical review, assessments and evaluations. Part 2 – Exploring – Needs & Priorities Assessment utilizing qualitative techniques, quantitative techniques, and needs and priorities summary. Part 3 – Envisioning – Long-Range Vision including the vision workshop, district-level operations and maintenance priorities, and a budget level cost estimate. Park 4 – Implementing – Implementation Framework including the implementation workshop, framework development, master plan development, and approval/adoption presentations. Public engagement is integrated into each step of the planning process.

To gain an accurate understanding of the City of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation System, as well as residents’ needs and priorities, the consultant team will utilize a triangulated approach with mixed methods for data analysis.

Triangle diagram showing multiple techniques utilized during the process for a triangulated comprehensive approach. Quantitative techniques include benchmarking, high-level life-style analysis, level of service analysis, and a statistically valid survey. Observational techniques include individual park evaluations, programming analysis, operations and maintenance analysis, and a population and demographic overview. Qualitative techniques include stakeholder interviews, focus groups, community workshops, special events, social media, websites and an online survey.

Project Schedule

The PRMP process is currently in the Draft Master Plan Phase. The Draft Master Plan is being review by the community through public open houses and the project website. Once the review period has been completed, the Final Master Plan will be presented to the City Council for adoption.