PROS Plan: Parks Recreation & Open Space Plan

Contact Us
Parks and Recreation Director
Director
Kurt Wolf
Administrative Assistant
Assistant
Stefanie Bork
Recreation Supervisor
Recreation Supervisor
Tara Woods
Parks Superintendent
Parks Superintendent
Edward Heider
Phone Numbers
1-208-634-3006
Fax: 1-208-634-3038
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
Physical 300 E. Park St.
Mailing 216 E. Park St.
McCall,
ID
83638

Hours
Parks and Recreation Office
Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


PLANNING THE FUTURE OF MCCALL’S PARKS, RECREATION, AND OPEN SPACe

The City of McCall Parks and Recreation Department is embarking on a community-driven effort to develop the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan. Much has been accomplished and significant changes have come to McCall since the last Master Plan in 2005.

The planning process will evaluate existing resources, participation trends, program needs, park access, community priorities, and city-wide policies to detail an implementable 10-year vision for the Department. While the Plan will primarily focus on opportunities within the City limits and the Impact Area, considerations may be given to parks and open space beyond those boundaries that provide a public benefit and can be responsibly managed.  


LATEST NEWS 

The Project Team kicked off the process with an inventory evaluation and data collection. In May, we hosted small focus groups for YOU, local partners and interest groups to join us with the consultant team. These conversations were an opportunity to communicate issues that are most important to address in the process and opportunities and ideas the new plan should integrate. Following the close of focus groups we opened our first questionnaire giving an opportunity for the community to share input on how you participate in recreation programming and parks across the McCall area, what you would like to see more of, and your values and priorities for the future of parks, programming, open space, and pathways. Although focus groups have ended and the first questionnaire closed we continue to welcome input.

    



PLANNING PROCESS 

The process for the Plan is one that fully involves the community. It will build upon and integrate former planning efforts. Between April 2022 and May 2023, the public will be invited to provide input and share feedback on the Plan’s progress. Centered around three public engagement series, the public will be invited to participate in local events, online surveys, and in-person and virtual public meetings. The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) will act as the project steering committee as a working group of individuals who are vested in McCall’s future and represent a variety of perspectives and interests. The PRAC will provide a recommendation to the City Council for adoption. 

Opportunities to participate are anticipated for:  




Community Needs & Choices: June – July 2022 

  • Confirm vision and goals 

  • Public kickoff

  • Present opportunities and challenges  

  • Gather input of community needs 


Recommendations: October – November 2022 

  • Present needs assessment summary 

  • Gather input on park improvement and program choices 

  • Discuss prioritization criteria 


Draft Plan: March – April 2023 

  • Review draft plan  

  • Identify implementation priorities 

JOIN THE CONVERSATION! 

     

Questionnaire #1 Closed
June 31st.


Project Documents


Helpful Links

PROJECT TEAM





Jana McKenzie, Principal Planner & Landscape Architect

Kristina Kaucher,  Project Management & Senior Recreation Planner



Delta James, Community Development, Project Lead

Stefanie Bork, Parks and Recreation, Project Coordinator  
Kurt Wolf, Parks and Recreation, Director

Tara Woods, Parks and Recreation, Recreation Supervisor

Edward Heider, Parks and Recreation, Parks Superintendent

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, Project Steering Committee