2040 Park & Trail System Master Plan

2040 Park Plan (PDF) Opens in new windowUpdate: The 2040 Park and Trail System Plan has been approved. View the final version (PDF).

The City of New Brighton has developed an updated master plan for the city-wide parks, trails and recreation programs. The New Brighton 2040 Park and Trail System Master Plan replaces the prior 2009 Parks, Recreation and Trails Strategic Plan.

The content of the planning document is the direct result of a year-long planning study that included numerous methods of community engagement and is aligned with the city goals established in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as follows:

  1. Strengthen Community Connections
  2. Create Spaces to Gather and Interact
  3. Celebrate Parks as Neighborhood Activity Centers
  4. Create a Sense of Place and Feeling of Community
  5. Safe, Comfortable and Attractive Streets
  6. Sustain Fiscal and Environmental Responsibility

The 2040 Park and Trail System Master Plan is a comprehensive document that identifies a long-range planning vision and goals for the next 20 years related to parks, trails and programming in order to meet the current and future needs of its residents. The master plan is a living document that is meant to provide guidance related to improvements, developments, programming, maintenance, and operations by identifying recommendations and priorities for implementation. It is recommended that the priorities be reviewed and adjusted on a routine basis to remain in alignment with evolving community needs and opportunities. The master plan identifies numerous goals and recommendations, and while it is likely not feasible to implement all of the master plan recommendations within the next 20 years, the document sets a framework for the city to make strategic investments and partnerships that will have the greatest benefit to the city and its residents.

View 2040 Park and Trail System Plan (PDF)