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CITY OF EDMOND Parks and Recreation Master Plan

May 2013


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CITY OF EDMOND Parks and Recreation Master Plan ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The development of the 2013 City of Edmond Parks and Recreation Master Plan came about because of citizens that care about the community and want to keep it special. To protect and maintain the City’s values requires personal commitment, a respect of resources, and a willingness to work together. The City of Edmond along with its park and recreation consultant team wishes to recognize and thank those people, groups, and organizations that gave time, took part in the planning process, and contributed to the plan’s success.

CITIZENS OF EDMOND

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS City Council Charles Lamb Victoria Caldwell Elizabeth Waner Darrell Davis Nick Massey

Mayor Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members Dennis Shockley Harry Kocurek Bryan Heathcock Steve Ancik Casey Moore Ed Cunliff Mike Shannon Rick Spring Mike Nunley Brett Herrin

Chairperson Vice-Chairperson

Youth Member

City Staff Larry Stevens Jim Smith Steve Commons

City Manager Assistant City Manager of Operations Assistant City Manager of Administration

Park and Recreation Department Craig Dishman Earl London Diane Self Brian Soerensen Gail Deaton Cinda Covel

Director of Parks and Recreation Superintendent of Parks Recreation Manager KickingBird Golf Manager Senior Center Manager (MAC) Administrative Specialist II Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Liaison

Scott Bussell, PE Rick Leisner, AICP Brad Moulton, ASLA Britt Flaten, ASLA Molly Raney, MBA

Regional Manager Project Director/Planner Planner/Landscape Architect Planner/Landscape Architect Report Layout and Design

Jacobs

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION Introduction................................................................................................................................................page 5 Regional Location Map ...........................................................................................................................page 6 Purpose of the Plan ..................................................................................................................................page 7 Methodology ..............................................................................................................................................page 8

CHAPTER 2 - COMMUNITY PROFILE Edmond Overview................................................................................................................................. page 10 Population Characteristics & Demographics ............................................................................... page 11

CHAPTER 3 - ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING CONDITIONS Inventory of Park Land ......................................................................................................................... page 15 Inventory Data: Existing Parks and Facilities ................................................................................ page 16

CHAPTER 4 - STANDARDS ANALYSIS Citizen Parks and Recreation Needs Survey (Web-Based) ...................................................... page 48 Standards Analysis ................................................................................................................................ page 60 Service Area Maps ................................................................................................................................. page 72

CHAPTER 5 - RECOMMENDATIONS Recommendations for Facility Improvements ............................................................................ page 80 Action Plan Five (5) Year ...................................................................................................................... page 88 Action Plan Ten (10) Year ..................................................................................................................... page 92 Funding Methods .................................................................................................................................. page 96

APPENDIX Sources of Information.......................................................................................................................page 104 Edmond master plan is on Thursday meeting agenda Diana Baldwin ............................page 105 Meetings, survey help map out Edmond’s parks, trails Diana Baldwin ...........................page 106 City seeks input on parks plan James Coburn ...........................................................................page 107 Public Meeting Park and Recreation Questions ........................................................................page 108 2012 Citizen and User Survey Results ...........................................................................................page 111

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“A community’s quality of life is determined by many cultural and natural dynamics. One of these dynamics is parks. Parks, greenways and open space create a network of social, recreational and educational activities throughout a community.” Edmond Plan IV Edmond is a unique community whose diversity gives it strength. This uniqueness is a point of community pride and it is the goal of the City to insure that growth, development and the use of community resources foster, encourage and promote the preservation of this vital quality. This is present in the Parks and Recreation Department and City overview statement from the Edmond Plan IV, “A community’s quality of life is determined by many cultural and natural dynamics. One of these dynamics is parks. Parks, greenways and open space create a network of social, recreational and educational activities throughout a community.” Over the last ten years Edmond has grown from a 68,315 populated community to 81,405. The city has grown by over 13,000 individuals, almost a 20% increase in just under a decade. Even though the City has grown significantly and can no longer be considered a small town, there are still qualities of “small town life” present throughout the community. If the City continues to grow in population and economic strength over the next 10-20 years, park facilities will need to be addressed by adding to the number of parks and the types of amenities to meet the needs and demands of the citizens of Edmond.

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This document includes specific recommendations for park expansion and development and trail linkage to serve the growing population and needs of Edmond. Chapter 3 of this document includes an overview of the existing parks and facilities. Documented in the Public Input & Needs Assessment chapter of this plan are the results of the citizen survey, which identifies the recommended priorities for the community. All communities should have a variety of different types of parks. The Trail section offers up a hierarchy for the trail system and a plan to meet the goals set by the Parks Department, mainly to have an interconnected trail system throughout the City. Chapter 5 of this plan contains the Ten Year Action Plan and a variety of Funding Sources. This Master Plan should be the basis for future development and fiscal planning of the Edmond park system for the next five to ten years. Annual reviews of the Master Plan should be performed by the City to ensure that the implementation is on course and addresses any specific changes in priorities and/or needs.

REGIONAL LOCATION MAP

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PURPOSE OF THE PLAN The City of Edmond, while celebrating over 70 years of service, strives to create the highest quality of life for its citizens. Edmond currently has close to 800 acres of developed park land and over 700 acres of regional serving nature based parks at Arcadia Lake. The purpose of this Master Plan: 1. Provide the framework for orderly and consistent planning and development. 2. Provide detailed research and facts concerning the community and the roles of parks and recreation. 3. Establish priorities and statements of direction based on researched, documented facts and a community based needs analysis. 4. Provide direction in the area of acquisition and development of park land to meet future needs. 5. Conform to the preparation suggestions and/or guidelines for local Park, Recreation and Open Space Master Plans, prepared by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) local Edmond park grant program. The Master Plan looked at the demographic changes and recreational trends impacting the City of Edmond. The Master Plan will help provide direction to balance the park system throughout the community. This document outlines the methods, results and recommendations of the Master Plan study and is intended to be used as a guide for future park, recreation and open space development throughout the City.

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METHODOLOGY The planning team worked closely with the City of Edmond’s staff,during the entire process. The Parks Master Plan was prepared using a two-phase process. Phase I involved an inventory and needs assessment study. Phase II involved preparing the Parks Master Plan. THE MASTER PLANNING PROCESS A. PHASE I – INVENTORY AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT Step 1 – Base Map Preparation The team prepared a computer generated base map from digital data provided by the City. The base map illustrated information such as park sites, school sites, streets, thoroughfares, buildings, topography, drainage corridors, vegetation, etc. Step 2 – Inventory/Supply Analysis Starting with information supplied by the City, the team and City staff performed a tour of facilities available throughout the community. The purpose of this task was to develop a thorough understanding of the recreation system as it stands today. Step 3 – Population Data and Benchmarks Starting with readily available public data provided by the City to analyze current and projected demographic characteristics of the community. Step 4 – Standards Analysis/Program Analysis The team worked with City staff and developed customized standards for both park acreages and facilities based upon the unique characteristics of Edmond. The standards were then applied to the population data in Step 3, resulting in an illustration of ‘gaps’ between the existing park system and what is prescribed by the standards. Step 5 – Demand Analysis/Needs Assessment Leading the needs assessment, a series of steps were utilized to determine the park and recreation needs of the community. This included public meetings to determine the nature of the surveyed questions, followed by survey results.

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B. PHASE II – PARKS, RECREATION, AND TRAILS MASTER PLAN Step 6 – Priority Ranking Analysis The team developed a list of facility needs based on the standards analysis, citizen survey results, City staff, and Park Advisory Board with team input. Step 7 – Action Plan The team worked closely with staff on specific recommendations to guide and direct the acquisition and development of parks, recreation and trails within the Action Plan. Step 8 – Expenditure Analysis To support the Action Plan, the team prepared an expenditure analysis for budgets/costs of priority items, including funding recommendations, sources, and an estimated timeline for implementation. Step 9 – Preliminary Master Plan The team prepared the preliminary Master Plan document for review with City staff and the Park Advisory Board. Step 10 – Final Report The team prepared the Final Master Plan documenting the entire process and recommendations for the next five to ten years for the City of Edmond.

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: Community Profile

EDMOND OVERVIEW Located in the heart of Oklahoma, just north of Oklahoma City, Edmond is considered by many to be the “Crown Jewel” of Oklahoma. Edmond offers outstanding hotels, conveniently located attractions, championship golf, and nostalgic shopping areas featuring the unique and antique, all with the added pleasure of beautiful public art on almost every corner. Located on scenic Route 66, The Mother Road, Edmond places you just minutes from international attractions such as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Remington Park horse racing, the Lazy E Arena, and picturesque, historic Guthrie, just to name a few. Edmond is host to some of the most exciting PGA, USGA, and celebrity events of our time. Whether you’re a pro or a weekend golfer, over 200 holes of championship golf are only minutes from your new residency. Edmond boasts exceptional competitive quality soccer fields and ice skating facilities, and tennis court facilities with a strong history of hosting USTA satellite tournaments that feature players from around the world. Public art is featured in many outstanding life-size bronzes you’ll find on corners around town. The City of Edmond has made a conscious decision in developing the visual arts aspect of this community. The result is that treasures for the eye abound making Edmond a very special place to visit indeed.

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POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS & DEMOGRAPHICS Total Population The population of a community can be evaluated in a variety of ways for purposes of park planning. The design of services is based in part on consumption characteristics of the residents. The size and location of parks, schools and services (public and private) should be based on the density and distribution of the population as recipients of these services. In order to assist in forecasting the future park and recreation needs of Edmond, this section provides information and analysis on population trends and projections, racial composition, household size, age characteristics, and educational attainment. (Based on 2010 United States Census Data) Population 2010 Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 Population, 2000

81,405 19.2% 68,315

Persons 3 years and under Persons between 3 and 18 years Persons between 18 and 40 years Persons between 40 and 65 years Persons 65 years and older

3.3% 24.8% 41.7% 19.1% 11.1%

Population

Persons 3 years and under 3.3% Persons between 3 and 18 years 24.8% Persons between 18 and 40 years 41.7% Persons between 40 and 65 years 19.1% Persons 65 years and over 11.1%

Male, 2010 Female, 2010

48.4% 51.6%

Under 5 years 5 to 9 years 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years 20 to 24 years 25 to 34 years 35 to 44 years 45 to 54 years 55 to 59 years

7.0% 7.5% 8.1% 8.7% 7.5% 12.8% 16.8% 14.8% 4.7% Page 11


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Ethnicity Caucasian persons, percent, 2010 Black persons, percent, 2010 American Indian persons, percent, 2010 Asian persons, percent, 2010 Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander persons, 2010 Persons reporting 2+ races, 2010 Persons of Hispanic/Latino origin, 2010

82.6% 5.5% 2.6% 3.2% 0.1% 4.2% 5.1%

HS graduates, % persons age 25+, 2010 Bachelor’s degree or +, % persons age 25+, 2010 Mean travel time to work (minutes), 2010

95.4% 51.0% 20.6

Home Ownership Home ownership rate, 2006-2010 Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 Median value of owner-occupied house, 2006-2010 Persons per household, 2006-2010

70.7% 79.1% $189,700 2.61

Income Median household income, 2006-2010 Per capita $ income (2010 dollars), 2006-2010 Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010

$67,939 $37,924 9.8%

Population Projections The figures that follow are 2010 US Census Bureau projections for the City of Edmond. The population of Edmond in 2000 was 68,315 people and the population in 2010 increased to 81,405 a 19.2% change. Edmond is a community with positive leadership and management which will maximize growth opportunities. It is our estimation that, Edmond will most likely get a larger percentage of growth and exceed current projections of most urbanized communities in Oklahoma due to: 1. Existing higher quality of life (Includes park and recreation opportunities) 2. Existing superior public schools 3. Opportunities for higher paying employment Edmond Population Projections Projection % Population Projected Years Increase Population 2010-2015 1.95% 82,992 2015-2020 2.02% 84,668 2020-2025 2.29% 86,607 2025-2030 2.41% 88,694

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School Success The Edmond Public School district boundary includes approximately 130 square miles in Edmond, Oklahoma City, and rural Logan County. The district served 21,995 students in 2012, up 653 students from the prior year. Just over 7,300 of those total students live in the Oklahoma City area of the Edmond Public School District. A large majority of students live within Edmond city limits. In 2012 the district had a $120.5 million dollar budget for a diverse and academically strong system. Currently there are 111 languages and foreign dialects spoken by the student body of the Edmond Public Schools. A breakdown of ethnic groups is outlined below for the district. Students in Edmond Public Schools

Caucasian 67% Native American 2% Mixed 6%

Black 11% Asian 5%

Hispanic 8% Native Hawaiian 1%

Indicators of academic excellence for the district are supported by the following ACT scores, scholarship, and performance indexes: • • •

EPS District ACT Composite: 23.7 (National Composite 21.1 and State Composite 20.7) EPS National Merit Semi-finalists and Commended Scholars: 34 (National 18 and State 16) EPS Academic Performance Index: 1352 (On a scale to 1500)

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The Edmond Public School district gets exceptional community support, due in part to 54 consecutive bond issues passed over a period of 52 years, defining an unparalleled network of financial support. Education of the body and mind are an important element in a holist approach to life and enrichment.

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: Assessment of Existing Conditions

INVENTORY OF PARK LAND Edmond has a park system encompassing 1,451.85 acres of park land. Of this, 709.5 acres is part the Arcadia Lake network of regional serving parks, which is part of a long term partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers. In the Edmond Park and Recreation System there are currently twenty-six (26) parks (one large sports park is under construction), four (4) regional parks, and numerous pedestrian trails. During the first phase of the Master Plan process, a complete inventory was compiled for all of the existing parks, recreation facilities, and open spaces within the City of Edmond. The team, along with Parks and Recreation staff toured all park sites and facilities in a two day tour. Many of the photographs on the following pages are from those days visiting and walking the parks. The City provided acreage and specific amenity inventories for each of the parks and a list of recreation associations and organizations of current sports groups and leagues throughout the City. Across this community, there is a wide spectrum of park facilities to serve the citizens of Edmond. The following pages define the parks, public facilities, show actual images of each park, and list the amenities provided.

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Parks and Recreation Master Plan INVENTORY DATA: EXISTING PARKS AND FACILITIES

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BICKHAM-RUDKIN PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

City Park E. 33rd Street and Rankin Terrace 49.0 Acres Primarily a passive park with excellent pedestrian walking trails, an environmentally friendly xeriscape demonstration garden, and good connections with the local residential neighborhoods. This park is also adjacent to the Dog Park and its parking serves both venues. Parking, Architectural Family Pavilion, Children’s Playgrounds, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, Lake, Xeriscape Garden, and Drinking Fountain

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BROOKHAVEN PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park 2008 N. Brookhaven Drive 2.0 Acres Nice neighborhood park integrated within local residential neighborhood with focus on children’s playground and supporting items. On-Street Parking, Children’s Playground, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, Picnic Tables, and Drinking Fountain

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CENTENNIAL PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park Whispering Creek Drive and Shadybrook Lane 1.0 Acre Nice neighborhood park integrated within local residential neighborhood with focus on children’s playground and supporting items. Children’s Playground and Climbing Elements, Benches, Drinking Fountain, Mature Landscaping, and On-Street Parking

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CENTRAL STATE PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Regional Park 7900 E. Second Street 247.1 Acres Large regional park supporting long and short term stays at Arcadia Lake. Boating, water sports, camping, sight-seeing, and all around nature enjoyment are the focus of this amenity rich park located in east Edmond. Arcadia Lake, Boat Ramp, Camping, Courtesy Dock, Fishing, Parking, Pavilions, Pay Phone, Playgrounds, Restrooms, RV Hookups, Shower, Swimming Beach, Mature Native Vegetation, and Pedestrian Trails

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CHITWOOD PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park W. First Street and Story Street 2.71 Acres Historic neighborhood park integrated within local residential neighborhood with focus on a wonderful children’s rocket ship themed playground, outdoor pavilion, and supporting items. On-Street Parking, Family Pavilion, Grand Children’s Playground, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, Rustic Stone Walls, and Drinking Fountain

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CLEGERN PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Mini Park S. University Drive and Benton Road 0.3 Acres Pocket park with children’s playground and mature landscaping. Children’s Playground, On-Street Parking, and Mature Landscaping

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DAVID BICKHAM SOFTBALL COMPLEX Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Special Use Park N. Midwest Boulevard 29.0 Acres Softball/baseball complex with concession functions and is being replaced as the primary facility in Edmond with the current construction of the Edmond 66 Sports Complex. Parking, Softball/Baseball Complex, Sports Field Lighting, Concession Building, and Restrooms

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DOG PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Special Use Park E. 33rd Street and Rankin Terrace 4.0 Acres Highly active dog park with all the basic elements for interaction, healthy play, and socialization of small, medium and large dogs. Parking, Fenced and Open Dog Play Areas, Pick-Up Stations, Lake, Drinking Fountains, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, and Mature Landscaping

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EC HAFER PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

City Park 1034 S. Bryant Street 121.0 Acres Active and passive city park that is used by citizens from across Edmond. Park has a wonderful natural environment that is used for pedestrian trails, pavilions, and outdoor enjoyment. Hafer Park, as it is known throughout the community, also includes multiple active team sport fields. Fishing Lake, Parking, Pavilions, Playgrounds, Restrooms, Volleyball Court, Exercise Station, Climbing Cylinder, Kid’s Fishing Pond, Performance Stage, Pedestrian Trails (1.5 miles), Concession Building, and Multi Sport Athletic Complex

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EDMOND PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Regional Park 7100 E. Second Street 130.5 Acres Large regional park supporting long and short term stays at Arcadia Lake. Boating, water sports, camping, sight-seeing, and all around nature enjoyment are the focus of this amenity rich park located in east Edmond. Arcadia Lake, Boat Ramp, Camping, Courtesy Dock, Fishing, Parking, Pavilions, Pay Phone, Playgrounds, Restrooms, RV Hookups, Shower, Swimming Beach, Mature Native Vegetation, and Pedestrian Trails

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EDMOND 66 PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Special Use Park 9901 NW 23rd 148.0 Acres Active sports park with focus on baseball/softball. Phase 1 of this large Special Use Park is currently under construction, with Phase 2 most likely to follow shortly behind. The park was designed following the creative theme of the Route 66 historic corridor and the unique gas station architecture typical along the route. This design theme is quite appropriate as the park sits on the historic Route 66 roadway (East 2nd Street). Lighted Ball Fields with Bleacher Seating, Concession/Restroom Facility with Seating, Scoreboards, Parking, Open Play & Practice Areas, Pedestrian Walkways, Landscaping, Lake Feature, Benches and other Pedestrian Furniture, Drinking Fountains, and Maintenance Building/Facility.

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FESTIVAL MARKET PLACE Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Special Use Park West of Broadway between W. Edmond Road and E. 1st Street (Downtown) 4.0 Acres Downtown market place with indoor/outdoor building designed for the sale of vegetables, produce, flowers and more. Conveniently located with parking, public art and restroom facilities. Parking, Festival Shelter, Restrooms, Market Plaza, Ornamental Lighting and Benches, Sculpture, and Drinking Fountain

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FINK PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park Second Street and Garland Godfrey Drive 7.0 Acres Historic neighborhood park integrated within the local UCO neighborhood with focus on a wonderfully topographic rich natural environment. Parking, Family Shelter, Picnic Tables, Children’s Playground, Pedestrian Walkways and Trails, Benches, Mature Landscaping, Rustic Stone Walls, and Drinking Fountain

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GOSSETT PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park 717 N. University Drive 1.5 Acres Nice neighborhood park integrated within local residential neighborhood with focus on children’s playground and supporting items. Picnic Tables, Children’s Playground, Climbing Element, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, and Drinking Fountain

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JOHNSON PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Mini Park Hurd Street and Smythe Avenue 0.9 Acres Pocket park with nice architectural character. Includes a children’s playground, plaza setting, and mature landscaping. Parking Lot, Picnic Tables, Children’s Playgrounds, Walking Paths, Benches, Basketball Court, Mature Landscaping, and Drinking Fountain

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KELLY PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park 1114 Taurus Drive 6.5 Acres Neighborhood park integrated within local residential community with focus on children’s playground and supporting items. On-Street Parking, Picnic Tables, Children’s Playground, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, and Drinking Fountain

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KICKINGBIRD GOLF COURSE Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Special Use Park 1600 E. Danforth Road 148.0 Acres An 18-hole championship course at KickingBird Golf Course and Club is Edmond’s oldest course -- and is one of Oklahoma’s premier public courses. The course was redesigned by touring professional Mark Hayes in 1997 and features tree-lined fairways and gently contoured greens. Of a historic note, Reynolds Park was incorporated into land that now serves as part of the KickingBird Golf Course. Golf Carts, Grill, Locker Rooms, On-course Beverage Carts, Practice Facilities - Lighted Driving Range, Putting/Chipping Greens and Full Service Pro Shop

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KICKINGBIRD TENNIS Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Special Use Park 1500 E. Danforth Road 3.5 Acres Full service modern tennis facility offering youth and adult programs. Parking, Eleven Lighted Outdoor Courts and Stadium Court, Three Indoor Courts, and Tennis Pro Shop

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MAC AND SENIOR CENTER Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Special Use Facility 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive 4.5 Acres Modern Senior Center with complete functions to serve Edmond community via recreation, food, health, and social needs. Fully served Senior Center, Parking, Edmond Parks Department Offices, Classrooms, Meeting Facilities, Amphitheater, and Food Service

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MATHIS SKATE PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park 1305 W. Covell Road 0.5 Acres Fully functional youth skate board park. Parking, Trail Connection, Bleachers, Benches, Skate Board Designed Practice Facility, Lighting, and Drinking Fountain

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MEADOW LAKES PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park Meadow Lake Drive and Winding Lane 5.2 Acres Nice neighborhood park integrated within local residential community with focus on children’s playground, plaza / picnic setting, open play field, and supporting items. Parking, Picnic Tables, Children’s Playground, Pedestrian Benches, Mature Landscaping, Tennis Court, Drinking Fountain, and Practice Ball Field

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MITCH PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

City Park 1501 W. Covell Road 280.0 Acres Primarily an active city park used by citizens from across Edmond. Park has a large number of ball fields and support amenities and is adjacent to the new YMCA Aquatics Center, MAC, Skate Park and High School. Mitch Park also includes multiple passive elements for citizen enjoyment. Disc Golf, Parking, Pavilions, Picnic Tables, Playgrounds, Restroom, Pedestrian Trails, Drinking Fountains, Basketball Courts, Trail with Exercise Stations, Volleyball Court, and Baseball Complex

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PELICAN BAY AQUATIC CENTER Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Special Use Park 1034 S. Bryant 4.0 Acres Pelican Bay is a fully equipped modern family aquatic center. Classes are available for every member of the family, including learning to swim and water safety instruction for life guards and swim instructors. Lap pool that hosts six 25-yard lanes, Closed Flumed 150-foot water slide, Open Flumed 150foot water slide, Beach entry with playground featuring automated sprays, Aqua Climbing Wall, Current Channel, Pelican Bay CafĂŠ Snack Bar, Slide splash pool, Water Playground and bathhouses that host showers, lockers, and family changing areas

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PENICK PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park N. Fretz Avenue and W. Wayne Street 3.6 Acres Neighborhood park integrated within local residential community with focus on children’s playground, open play field, and supporting items. Parking, Children’s Playgrounds, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, Pedestrian Bridge, and Drinking Fountain

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SCISSORTAIL PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Regional Park 6400 E. 15th Street 140.2 Acres Large regional park supporting long and short term stays at Arcadia Lake. Water sports, camping, sight-seeing, and all around nature enjoyment are the focus of this amenity rich park located in east Edmond. Arcadia Lake, Camping, Fishing, Parking, Pavilions, Pay Phone, Playgrounds, Restrooms, RV Hookups, Shower, BBQ Grills, Mature Native Vegetation, and Pedestrian Trails

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SERVICE BLAKE SOCCER COMPLEX Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Special Use Park 1502 W. Danforth Road 58.2 Acres Full service soccer facility offering recreation and club level programs. Variable Age Youth Soccer Fields, Lighting, Bleachers, Concession Building, and Parking

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SHANNON MILLER PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Mini Park S. Jackson Street and E. First Street 0.87 Acres Pocket park designed for community/performance events. Park includes quality elements related to Shannon Miller and her Olympic gold medal performances. Parking, Performance Stage and Lawn, Pedestrian Benches, Lighting, Drinking Fountain, Pedestrian Walkways, Mature Landscaping, and a Bronze Statue of Shannon Miller

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SPRING CREEK PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Regional Park 7200 E. 15th Street 191.7 Acres Large regional park supporting long and short term stays at Arcadia Lake. Boating, water sports, camping, sight-seeing, and all around nature enjoyment are the focus of this environmentally rich park located in east Edmond. Arcadia Lake, Boat Ramp, Camping, Disc Golf, Courtesy Dock, Fishing Dock, Parking, Pavilions, Pay Phone, Playgrounds, Restrooms, RV Hookups, Shower, Picnic Tables and BBQ Grills, Mature Native Vegetation, and Pedestrian Trails

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STEPHENSON PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description:

Amenities:

Neighborhood Park S. Littler Avenue & E. Fourth Street 3.57 Acres Historic neighborhood park integrated within local residential neighborhood with focus on a children’s playground, outdoor pavilion, mature landscaping, and supporting items. The park is located adjacent to the Edmond Historical Museum and a quality redeveloped neighborhood commercial center. Parking, Family Pavilion, Children’s Playgrounds, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, Restrooms, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, BBQ grills, and Water Fountain

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TED ANDERSON PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park 2405 S. Rankin Street 3.0 Acres Nice neighborhood park integrated within local residential community with focus on children’s playground, open play field, and supporting items. Parking, Practice Baseball Field, Children’s Playground, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, and Drinking Fountain

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WESTBOROUGH PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park Ryan Way and St. Christopher Drive 4.0 Acres Neighborhood park integrated within local residential community with focus on children’s playground. On-Street Parking, Children’s Playground, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, and Drinking Fountain

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WHISPERING HEIGHTS PARK Classification: Address: Size: Description: Amenities:

Neighborhood Park Grandview Terrace and Meadow Lane 1.7 Acres Nice neighborhood park integrated within local residential community with focus on children’s playground, picnic shelter, tennis court, mature landscaping, and supporting items. Parking, Pavilion, Large Children’s Playground, Pedestrian Walkways, Benches, Mature Landscaping, Tennis Court, and Drinking Fountain

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CITIZEN PARK AND RECREATION NEEDS SURVEY (WEB-BASED) Our team completed a comprehensive research study for the City of Edmond as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. An important aspect of the Master Plan was to conduct a demands and needs assessment involving broad based citizen input. The purpose of the needs assessment study was to provide a foundation for the Master Plan that will provide guidance based upon citizen needs and priorities. To complete this study effort the City of Edmond’s consultant designed a citizen survey. The survey design was based upon input from focus groups, public meetings, and staff. A series of three (3) public meetings were held between May 7, 2012 and May 10, 2012, and a recreation focus group session was held on May 9, 2012, with input being recorded to aid in the establishment of recommendations. A web-based survey, administered by Survey Monkey, was conducted with Edmond residents from March through November 2012. The survey received answers from over 520 Edmond park users with over 8,200 detailed responses. The general margin of error of this sample size is at a 95% confidence level is plus or minus 5%. This indicates that the results are 95% accurate and could vary by 5% one way or the other. This survey and its results are not based on scientific method or a part of a scientific survey, basically due to the sample size. The citizen survey and detailed survey tables are presented in the Appendix. This study is to be used as a guide to direct the park and recreation master planning efforts for the City of Edmond.

Study Highlights •

Parks in general are heavily used with almost half of all respondents reporting they have visited a park in Edmond at least monthly.

Most citizens rated the maintenance of Edmond parks and recreation facilities as excellent or good, indicating the Parks and Recreation Department is doing a good job in regards to maintenance.

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Most citizens who have participated in a recreation program rated them as excellent or good, indicating the Department is doing an effective job with regard to recreation programs.

Most citizens rated the quality of sports programs (baseball, football, soccer, swimming, etc.) offered in the City of Edmond as excellent or good, indicating the Department is doing an effective job with regard to sport programs.

This data will assist in providing priorities for facilities in the Master Plan. The following are highlights from the public meetings and citizen survey.

FREQUENCY OF USE - PARKS & RECREATION FACILITIES Within the past year, how often have you and/or your household members visited the following park facilities in the City of Edmond? Twice a

At least

At least

At least

weekly

monthly

quarterly

16.5% (79)

19.6% (94)

26.1% (125)

23.8% (114)

14.0% (67)

479

1.8% (8)

5.0% (22)

7.3% (32)

33.5% (147)

52.4% (230)

439

20.8% (101)

20.2% (98)

23.7% (115)

23.3% (113)

12.1% (59)

486

Pelican Bay Water Park

5.2% (24)

6.7% (31)

8.0% (37)

32.5% (151)

47.7% (222)

465

Soccer Complex

5.9% (27)

4.1% (19)

3.1% (14)

8.5% (39)

78.4% (360)

459

1.5% (7)

2.2% (10)

1.5% (7)

4.4% (20)

90.3% (410)

454

Neighborhood Parks & Playgrounds

20.6% (97)

23.8% (112)

23.0% (108)

13.2% (62)

19.4% (91)

470

City facilities at Arcadia Lake

3.2% (15)

7.0% (33)

16.4% (77)

36.0% (169)

37.3% (175)

469

21.8% (107)

9.8% (48)

12.0% (59)

17.3% (85)

39.1% (192)

491

5.1% (24)

18.3% (86)

24.6% (116)

25.7% (121)

26.3% (124)

471

21.4% (102)

1.9% (9)

3.2% (15)

8.2% (39)

65.3% (311)

476

12.7% (16)

7.1% (9)

1.6% (2)

3.2% (4)

75.4% (95)

126

Mitch Park outdoor facilities The MAC @ Mitch Park Hafer Park

Bickham Rudkin Adult Softball Complex

KickingBird Golf Course Festival Market Place KickingBird Tennis Other

year or

Never

less

Other

Response Count

39

answered question

521

skipped question

1

1. Parks in general are heavily used with almost 25% of all respondents reporting they have visited a park in Edmond at least monthly, which equalling 12 times a year. 2. The greatest attendance numbers were for neighborhood parks, with other larger parks such as Mitch Park, Hafer Park, and the Festival Market Place coming in a close second. 3. KickingBird golf course and tennis facilities also received strong attendance numbers.

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7. How often do you use the Edmond trails for walking, running and other? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Several times a week

12.7%

65

At least weekly

10.1%

52

Several times a month

14.4%

74

Once a month

9.2%

47

A few times during the summer

26.3%

135

Not at all

27.3%

140

answered question

513

skipped question

9

FREQUENCY OF USE - TRAILS 1. The existing network of trails in general are well used with just over 25% of all respondents reporting they have walked or jogged on a trail a few times during the summer. 2. These numbers, along with comments received from citizens, add up to the community not having enough pedestrian trails. 3. Trail usage numbers will go up significantly with the construction of trails linking neighborhoods to current parks of all sizes. In an expansion plan for the trail network, where would you like to see additional development happen? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Within the core of the City

23.2%

116

Connecting to schools

17.2%

86

Connection to downtown

20.0%

100

In natural environments

42.3%

211

34.3%

171

31.7%

158

Linking into a regional network

21.2%

106

Not sure

23.2%

116

Along streets with appropriate set backs Over to Arcadia Lake and around the lake

Other

27

answered question

499

skipped question

23

EXPANSION OF TRAILS 1. The greatest number of responses came from citizens wanting to see additional trails in existing natural environments. Clearly this could also be running along the edge, as long as there is a view of the scenic natural Oklahoma environment.

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2. The second highest responses (over 30%) were for trails to run along streets with the appropriate designed edge for safety and access. 3. Over 30% poled also want trail access to and around Arcadia Lake. 9. Does someone in your household participate in Edmond Area Recreation Programs? (select one or more responses below) Response

Response

Percent

Count

Youth (under the age of 17)

34.4%

177

Adult (17 - 64 years old)

19.3%

99

Senior (65 + years old)

8.0%

41

None

45.1%

232

answered question

514

skipped question

8

FREQUENCY OF USE - RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS 1. The greatest responses of over 34% from Edmond citizens were for current participation with youth aged (under 17) recreation programs. 2. Adult programs were second in the ranking. 3. Recreation programs in general are heavily used with almost 50% of all respondents reporting they currently use Edmond recreational programs. 10. Define the Quality of Recreation Programs that you have experienced? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Excellent

19.2%

97

Good

35.7%

180

Needs some improvement

14.9%

75

Needs much improvement

5.6%

28

Do not know/ not familiar

24.6%

124

answered question

504

skipped question

18

QUALITY - RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS 1. Over 50% of Edmond citizens that responded said the current quality of recreational programs is excellent to good. 2. Less than 15% of those same respondents indicated there is room for some improvement. This is an excellent ratio of numbers from customers that value excellent quality to seeing a small area for improvement. 3. Some area for improvement could be considered as approximately 25% were unable to comment on these programs. There may be a section of the community to serve as new customers.

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11. Define the Quality of Sports Programs that you have experienced? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Excellent

18.8%

95

Good

32.4%

164

Needs some improvement

13.8%

70

Needs much improvement

5.5%

28

Do not know/ not familiar

29.4%

149

answered question

506

skipped question

16

QUALITY - SPORTS PROGRAMS 1. Over 50% of Edmond citizens that responded said the current quality of sports programs is excellent to good. 2. Less than 15% of those same respondents indicated there is room for some improvement. This is an excellent ratio of numbers from customers that value excellent quality to also seeing a small area for improvement. 3. Some area for improvement could be considered as approximately 29% were unable to comment on these programs. There may be a section of the community to serve as new customers.

RECREATION PROGRAMS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADDED Youth Programs Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. (Tie) 4. (Tie) 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Program Swimming Golf Tennis Basketball After School Programs Multi-Sport Camps Art Nature/Reading/Music Soccer Off-Road BMX Canoeing

Responses 136 111 105 87 87 78 73 65 52 43 42

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Teen Aged Programs Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Program Summer Programs Swimming Tennis Art/Music After-School Programs Non-Competitive Sports Basketball Baseball Off-Road BMX Soccer

Responses 99 91 84 75 70 63 61 56 50 44

Adult Programs Rank 1.

Program Exercise/Fitness Pilates/Tai Chi 2. (Tie) Walking via Trails 2. (Tie) Tennis 3. Golf Tournaments 4. Golf Lessons 5. Family Nights 6. Cycling/Bike Riding 7. Photography 8. Swimming/Laps Lanes 9. Cooking 10. Water Aerobics

Responses 156 127 127 106 94 89 81 63 61 60 58

Seniors (65 years +) Programs Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Program Exercise/Fitness Strength Building Gardening Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi Indoor Aquatics Swimming/Lap Lanes Museum Visits Bridge/Cards For Under Privileged Music

Responses 134 91 78 77 58 49 40 39 33 27

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17. How often does your family visit Pelican Bay Water Park during the swimming season? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Several times a week

2.0%

10

At least weekly

4.7%

24

Several times a month

5.3%

27

Once a month

6.5%

33

A few times during the summer

28.5%

145

Not at all

53.0%

269

answered question

508

skipped question

14

FREQUENCY OF USE - PELICAN BAY WATER PARK 1. Pelican Bay Water Park in general is well used with just under 50% of all respondents reporting they have visited the park over a summer. 2. Generally the reporting numbering is trending away from significant weekly use. 3. Some area for improvement could be considered as approximately 50% were unable to comment on their use of the water park. There may be a section of the community to serve as new customers. 18. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

Water related improvements?

Response

Response

Percent

Count

37.2%

45

46.3%

56

32.2%

39

23.1%

28

38.8%

47

30.6%

37

answered question

121

skipped question

401

Seating & seating area improvements?

More kids amentities?

More separate adult amentities?

Facilities, parking & concessions?

Other items?

PELICAN BAY WATER PARK - NEW ADDITIONAL FACILITIES 1. The largest area identified for improvements are for seating and seat area improvements at over 45% poled. 2. The second area of perceived need for the water park was support facilities/parking/concessions. 3. Kids and separate adult related improvements were generally quite similar, at approximately 32% to 23%.

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PARK FACILITY NEEDS - TYPE Suggested facility additions from all respondents are listed below. We are listing only the top 10 responses detailing the number of mentions for the parks network. The complete list of citizen recommendations is listed in the Appendix. Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Park Facility Trails Connected for walking/biking Tennis Courts Nature Trails Outdoor Pool (free swimming, play/ recreation activities) Facilities for Water Recreation Gymnasium (basketball, volleyball, etc) Indoor Athletic Facility (soccer, football, lacrosse, etc.) Municipal Golf Course Open Space/Natural Areas Recreation Centers

Responses 85.7% 84.2% 82.7% 82.3% 79.9% 79.0% 79.0% 79.3% 77.3% 77.1%

20. In order to develop and maintain park improvements, how do you feel about supporting the following funding options? Please respond to each item in order of importance. 4=Strong Support; 3=Average Support; 2=Low Support; 1=No Support; 0=No Opinion

Non-resident user fees

Resident user fees

Corporate Advertising

Voter approved bond programs

Response

Response

Percent

Count

94.6%

441

94.6%

441

94.6%

441

97.9%

456

answered question

466

skipped question

56

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PARKS AND FACILITIES INCLUDING MAINTENANCE 1. From the listed methods for gaining financial support, Edmond citizens support voter approved bond programs as their first choice by 97.9%. 2. Of note, the other three methods for gaining financial support were scored identically as the second choice at 96.4%. 3. The selections by Edmond residents shows an overwhelming positive support for parks and facilities including their maintenance, as all selections for this question were selected by over 96% on all respondents.

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PUBLIC MEETINGS A series of three (3) public meetings were held between Monday May 7, 2012 and Thursday May 10, 2012 and a recreation focus group session was held on Wednesday May 9, 2012 with input being recorded to aid in the establishment of recommendations. The following defines general input received and photos taken from the events.

Public Meeting #1

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Public Meeting #2

Public Meeting #3

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Public Input As a part of the series of public meetings, citizens and stakeholders of the Edmond parks and recreation services were solicited to provide input on a series of related questions. The questions ranged from specifics on park and trail use to recreation programs desired by age group and more. Answers were requested to be given via a “sticky dot” responding to the person’s choice by individual question. This method of input is valuable to the process, as it allows people the opportunity to provide input in the process without speaking or presenting their viewpoints in public. Not everyone likes to stand up in a crowded room and verbalize their thoughts. The three (3) public meetings were well attended and provide excellent input into the park and recreation planning process. Tabulated results from these meetings were recorded and were included in the process of defining an assessment of existing conditions in Edmond, along with helping to benchmark to a preferred standard for park, trail and recreation programs. The specific questions from the public meetings are included in the Appendix.

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STANDARDS ANALYSIS The adequacy of existing parks, recreation facilities, and open spaces are determined by comparing the needs of the present and forecasted populations of Edmond to specific goals and guidelines. This Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan utilizes the guidelines established by the City of Edmond staff and National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Criteria for Guidelines Historically, the most common standards for park planning guidelines, as recognized by park and recreation professionals, have been the published guidelines by the NRPA. As written in the introduction, the NRPA recognizes the importance of establishing and using park and recreation guidelines as: 1. A national expression of minimum acceptable facilities for the citizens of urban and rural communities. 2. A guideline to determine land requirements for various kinds of park and recreation areas and facilities. 3. A basis for relating recreation needs to spatial analysis within a community wide system of parks and open space areas. 4. One of the major structuring elements that can be used to guide and assist regional development. 5. A means to justify the need for parks and open space within the overall land use pattern of a region or community. The purpose of the NRPA guidelines is to present park and recreation space guidelines that are applicable for planning, acquisition, and development of parks. These guidelines should be viewed as a guide. They address minimum, not maximum, goals to be achieved. The guidelines are to be coupled with conventional wisdom and judgment relating to the particular situation to which they are applied and specific local needs.

Park Classification System The City of Edmond park and recreation system will be analyzed against NRPA standards, but early in the planning process, the City defined their desire to promote and build parks and programs beyond the national standards. Residents in Edmond understand the comprehensive value gained for property and quality of life due to quality parks and recreational programs. When evaluating existing or future parks in Edmond, it is necessary to classify each park by type, size, service area, and acres per 1,000 population. The following classifications for parks have been established for the City of Edmond:

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Mini-Park A mini-park is a small public park that serves up to a Ÿ mile radius, and is normally located within a residential area. Mini-parks generally range in size from 2,500 square feet to 1 acre and usually contain a playground and picnic area. Many of these are developerbuilt parks and/or tot lots and can be operated and maintained by a Homeowners Association (HOA). Neighborhood Park A neighborhood park is a medium sized park serving a general neighborhood area, usually with play equipment, athletic facilities, and passive open space. They generally range in size from 1.5 – 15 acres and are the most frequently needed size of park. They are easily accessible to area residents, serving approximately a ½ mile radius. They have a playground, multipurpose court, open space for flexible types of activity, and picnic areas and shelters. City Park A city park is a large park generally ranging in size from 25-375 acres, and serves multiple neighborhoods, which may include ball fields, playgrounds for different age groups, parking, picnic areas, passive areas, tennis courts, swimming pool, recreational building, restrooms, multi-purpose courts, and a meeting area for special events. These parks usually contain multiple ball fields and are lighted for evening play. In addition, the city park should be placed along a major road for easy access.

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Regional Park A regional park serves a wide area that can include several communities. Many times these parks protect valuable natural resources such as Arcadia Lake. These parks have many different types of outdoor recreation possibilities. There are no specific guidelines for recommended number of acres.

Special-Use Park A special-use park is one that serves a unique recreation type, large area, and perhaps a regional population. Typical examples of special parks are extreme sports facilities, golf course, tennis center, downtown festival markets, etc. There are no specific guidelines for recommended number of acres.

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Open Space/Linear Park A linear park is an area of open space that usually runs along a drainage corridor, utility easement or body of water. These parks use the linear aspects of the open space to serve different types of trails. These trails typically tie into key locations such as schools, residential neighborhoods and other parks. There are no specific guidelines for recommended number of acres.

Park Elements Competition Sports Fields These fields are built to the specifications of the type of sport playing on the field, whether it be soccer, baseball or softball, and meet all league requirements for competitive play/sanctioned events. They typically are fully lighted, irrigated, have spectator bleachers, adequate parking facilities, restroom/concessions readily available, and many are managed by their sports association. Practice Sports Fields These are open spaces used only for practice, and have no baselines, foul lines, pitcher mounds, permanent goals, or irrigation. Playgrounds A playground is an area designed for children to play freely. Modern playgrounds often have recreational equipment such as a see-saw, merry-go-round, swing set, slide, climber, walking bridge, jungle gym, chin-up bars, sandbox, spring rider, monkey bars, overhead ladder, trapeze and trapeze rings, playhouses, and maze, many of which help children develop physical coordination, strength, and flexibility, as well as providing recreation and enjoyment. Common in modern playgrounds are “play structures� that link many different pieces of equipment.

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Trail All types of people enjoy trails, whether they are young or old, active or just enjoy taking a leisurely stroll, everyone can find entertainment on a trail. This plan recommends a variety of trail types in all areas of the City, to promoting accessibility and connectivity throughout. Identifying the users of trails will lay out the foundation for the entire trail system. By developing a hierarchy of trails, a consistency to trail development, a clear picture of what the system can and will be in the future is created. Trail Users A trail should be designed to accommodate a variety of users. Trail systems create an environment that feels safe and comfortable. This environment draws activity to them, and encourages participation by non-active residents. Trail users include: Walkers - may include individuals walking for exercise or individuals walking to a destination, which could include senior citizens or families, with children and baby strollers. The trail should be wide enough for passing since walkers usually walk side by side. Joggers and Runners - use trails for exercise, activity, and training for longer runs. Joggers and runners will run at different speeds so it will be essential to have lanes for passing safely. Also the City might want to consider decomposed granite or asphalt for running trails. The softer surface is better and more preferred by runners. Cyclists - will use the trail for exercise and activity. There will be a wide array of experienced cyclists. The interest here is in the connectivity of the trail system, and they usually prefer more trail alignments than trails with higher speeds. This group can also include children and youth who will be riding their bikes to schools or from neighborhoods to neighborhoods. Higher speed cyclists and commuters are more experienced riders and are the individuals who are more interested in the higher speed trails. Most of these users will prefer riding on-road trails instead of off-road trails. If the City decides to design off-road high speed trails, trail alignments with shallower curves are favored by these users and should be considered. With the higher speeds, the trails will need to be designed wider, to reduce conflicts with other trail users for safety reasons. Mountain Biking - These users can travel on most surfaces, from crushed rock to a more natural trail surface, and prefer trails with a challenging terrain.

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In-line Skaters - these users will occupy a large cross section of the trail, due to the fact they swing their arms to gain momentum. Skaters will also use a large portion of the trail for tricks, and to gain speed. Existing City Parks

Size - Acres

Mini Parks Clegern Park Mathis Skate Park Shannon Miller Park Johnson Park Total:

0.3 0.5 0.87 0.9 2.57 Acres

Neighborhood Parks Centennial Park

1.0

Gossett Park

1.5

Whispering Heights Park

1.7

Brookhaven Park Chitwood Park Ted Anderson Park Stephenson Park

2.0 2.71 3.0 3.57

Penick Park

3.6

Meadow Lakes

5.2

Westborough Park

4.0

Kelly Park

6.5

Fink Park Total:

7.0 41.78 Acres

City Parks Bickham-Rudkin Park

49.0

E.C. Hafer Park

121.0

Mitch Park

280.0

Total:

450.0 Acres

Regional Parks Edmond Park

130.5

Scissortail Park

140.2

Spring Creek Park

191.7

Central State Park

247.1

Arcadia Lake Total:

*** 709.5 Acres

Special Use Areas Festival Market Place Dog Park

4.0 4.0

David Rickham Softball

29.0

MAC and Senior Center Edmond 66 Sports Park (Phase 1)

47.0

KickingBird Golf Course & Club KickingBird Tennis & Club Service Blake Soccer Complex Pelican Bay Aquatic Center Total:

4.5 148.0 3.5 58.2 4.0 302.2 Acres

Linear Parks / Trails City and Arcadia Lake Trails Total: GRAND TOTAL

28.0 28.0 Acres 1534.05

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Park Acreage Guidelines The following classifications are intended to be used as guidelines. They are based on National Recreation and Parks Association and the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration guidelines. A revised classification for the City of Edmond parks, recreation areas, and open spaces will take into consideration local community needs. Parks Level of Service (LOS) Existing Level of Edmond Level of NRPA Guidelines (LOS) Service (LOS) Acres per Service (LOS) Acres per Acres per 1,000 1,000 residents 1,000 residents residents

Classification

Service Area

Mini Parks

1/4 mile radius

0.03 Ac/1,000

0.25 – 0.5 Ac/1,000

0.25 – 0.5 Ac/1,000

Neighborhood Parks

1/2 mile radius

0.51 Ac/1,000

1.00 – 2.00 Ac/1,000

1.00 – 2.00 Ac/1,000

City Parks

3 mile radius

5.39 Ac/1,000

5.00 - 10.0 Ac/1,000

5.00 - 10.0 Ac/1,000

Significant

No applicable standard

No applicable standard

Significant

No applicable standard

No applicable standard

0.34 Ac/1,000

Variable

1.0 Ac/1,000

Regional Parks Special Use Areas

10 mile radius and greater No applicable standard

Linear Parks/Trails

Variable

Based on the guidelines for each of the park classifications, the recommended park acreage per 1,000 population for the City of Edmond are noted. The City of Edmond includes a total of 1,534.05 acres of park land, including Arcadia Lake’s surrounding parks (4) which are located in the eastern portion of the City. The property is part of a long-term lease from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The tables below and on the following page summarize the acreage guidelines and the standards applied to the existing parks in Edmond. 2013 Existing Acres

NRPA Guidelines for 2020 Population of 88,360

Difference Between Guidelines and Existing Edmond Parks

Range in Acres

Range in Acres

Mini Parks

2.57

22.09 - 44.18

(-19.52) to (-41.61)

Neighborhood Parks

41.78

88.36 - 176.72

(-46.58) to (-134.94)

City Parks

450.00

Exceeds - 883.60

(8.2) to (-433.60)

Regional Parks

709.50

Varies *

Significantly Strong

Special Use Areas

302.20

Varies *

Significantly Strong

Linear Parks/Trails **

28.00

88.36

(-60.36)

1,534.05

Exceeds to (-1,192.86) *

Exceeds to (-670.51)

Park Facility

TOTALS

* Omit regional and special use areas for calculation. ** Linear parks/trails are being calculated in acres for this analysis.

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2013 Existing Acres

NRPA Guidelines for 2025 Population of 95,628

Difference Between Guidelines and Existing Edmond Parks

Range in Acres

Range in Acres

Mini Parks

2.57

23.90 - 47.81

(-21.33) to (-45.24)

Neighborhood Parks

41.78

95.62 - 191.24

(-53.84) to (-149.46)

City Parks

450.00

478.10 - 956.20

(-28.10) to (-506.20)

Regional Parks

709.50

Varies *

Significant

Special Use Areas

302.20

Varies *

Significant

Linear Parks/Trails **

28.00

95.62

(-67.62)

1,534.05

(-693.24) to (-1,290.87)

(-170.89) to (-768.52)

Park Facility

TOTALS

* Omit regional and special use areas for calculation. ** Linear parks/trails are being calculated in acres for this analysis.

2013 Existing Acres

NRPA Guidelines for 2030 Population of 103,493

Difference Between Guidelines and Existing Edmond Parks

Range in Acres

Range in Acres

Mini Parks

2.57

25.87 - 51.75

(-23.3) to (-49.18)

Neighborhood Parks

41.78

103.49 - 206.98

(-61.71) to (-165.20)

City Parks

450.00

517.45 - 1,034.90

(-67.45) to (-584.90)

Regional Parks

709.50

Varies *

Above Guidelines

Special Use Areas

302.20

Varies *

Above Guidelines

Park Facility

Linear Parks/Trails ** TOTALS

28.00

103.49

(-75.49)

1,534.05

(-750.30) to (-1,397.12)

(-227.95) to (-874.77)

* Omit regional and special use areas for calculation. ** Linear parks/trails are being calculated in acres for this analysis.

2013 Existing Acres

NRPA Guidelines for 2035 Population of 111,670

Difference Between Guidelines and Existing Edmond Parks

Range in Acres

Range in Acres

Mini Parks

2.57

27.92 - 55.84

(-25.35) to (-53.27)

Neighborhood Parks

41.78

111.67 - 223.34

(-69.89) to (-181.56)

City Parks

450.00

558.35 - 1,116.70

(-108.35) to (-666.70)

Regional Parks

709.50

Varies *

Equal to Guidelines

Special Use Areas

302.20

Varies *

Equal to Guidelines

Linear Parks/Trails **

28.00

111.67

(-83.67)

1,534.05

(-809.61) to (-1,507.55)

(-287.26) to (-985.20)

Park Facility

TOTALS

* Omit regional and special use areas for calculation. ** Linear parks/trails are being calculated in acres for this analysis.

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COMPARISON FACILITY DEVELOPMENT AND NRPA RECOMMENDATIONS Another way to analyze Edmond’s park system as compared to NRPA Standards is by facility development. This allows a detailed review of current facilities available versus recommended facility developments based upon population numbers and the NRPA’s suggested guidelines. Facility comparisons allow the City to determine where more recreation facilities are needed throughout the community. The following table, provides a detailed facility review based upon the 2010 population and projected years of 2020, 2025, 2030 and 2035 populations in Edmond compared to NRPA recommendations. y Needs and Level of Service (LOS)

Activity / Facility

Recommended Facilities Per Resident Population LOS (NRPA)

Recommended Recommended Recommended Recommended Existing Facilities for Facilities for Facilities for Facilities for Facilities in Projected Population Projected Population Projected Population Projected Population Edmond in Edmond - 2020 in Edmond - 2025 in Edmond - 2030 in Edmond - 2035 (Population 88,360) (Population 95,628) (Population 103,493) (Population 111,670)

Baseball / Softball Fields (Competition)

1 per 8,000

25

25

25

29

29

Basketball Courts (Public Outdoor & Indoor)

1 per 8,000

10

10

11

12

14

Disc Golf Course

1 per 50,000

1

2

2

2

2

Football Fields (Competition)

1 per 20,000

7

7

7

8

9

Hard Trail (Paved)

1 mile per 4,000

13 miles

22 miles

24 miles

28 miles

30 miles

Pavilions (Group Gatherings)

1 per 4,000

22

22

24

28

30

Picnic Tables

1 table per 400

140

220

239

258

279

Playgrounds

1 area per 2,000

20

44

48

52

56

Multi-Use / Soccer / Football Fields (Practice)

1 per 10,000

16

9

10

10

11

Baseball / Softball Area (Practice only)

1 per 7,000

19

13

14

15

16

Recreation/Community Center SF

1 SF per person

95,700 SF

103,500 SF

111,700 SF

37,000

88,400 SF

Running Track Oval

1 per 20,000

0

1

1

2

2

Soccer Fields (Competition)

1 per 7,000

16

13

14

15

16

Soft Nature Trail

1 mile per 8,000

6.5 miles

11 miles

12 miles

13 miles

14 miles

Climbing Facility

1 per 25,000

1

1

1

2

2

Skate Park

1 per 100,000

1

1

1

1

1

Sprayground

1 per 10,000

1

2

3

4

5

Swimming Pool (Community)

1 per 25,000

1

1

1

2

2

Tennis Courts

1 per 10,000

17

17

17

20

20

Volleyball Court (Sand)

1 per 10,000

2

8

9

10

11

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Edmond Public Schools / Joint Use Parks Clearly residents and children are getting park usage for local Edmond Public School facilities. A possibility could be cooperative school-park planning between Edmond Public Schools and the City. Most new neighborhood parks are being built adjacent to new elementary schools, allowing shared use of facilities common to both facilities. Many of the new schools use sustainable building design principles such as water collection and “day-lighting� of classrooms, all of which make them interesting park neighbors and serve to remind park users and the community of vital environmental issues. Agreements between cities and school districts are common. These agreements raise the level of service for the facilities listed in the agreements. The agreements also reduce the need to duplicate facilities and foster a sense of community spirit in such cities. These agreements can be included as part of the implementation of this plan, reducing the need for certain duplicate facilities. The table below shows the close recreation partnership existing in Edmond. Edmond Public Schools - Recreational Opportunities

School Type Elementary Schools (16)

Name Angie Debo Centennial Charles Haskell Chisholm Clegern Clyde Howell Cross Timbers Ida Freeman John Ross Northern Hills Orvis Risner Russell Dougherty Sunset Washington Irving West Field Will Rogers Total:

Middle Schools (5)

Central MS Cheyenne MS Cimarron MS Sequoyah MS Summit MS

All Schools

Outdoor Recreation Active - Field Sports

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes *** Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

16 Elementary Schools *** *** *** *** ***

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

N/A

5 Middle Schools

*** *** *** ***

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Total:

N/A

4 High Schools

GRAND TOTAL:

16 Elementary Schools

12 Elementary Schools 5 Middle Schools and 4 High Schools

Total: High Schools and HS Centers (4)

Outdoor Recreation Passive - Playground

Boulevard Academy Memorial HS North HS Santa Fe HS

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Major Nearby Recreational Facilities Residents of Edmond have easy access to some other recreational facilities in surrounding communities. Many of these facilities are located in Oklahoma City and are listed below: Will Rogers Horticulture Gardens - These historic gardens comprise the northern side of Will Rogers Park, one of the City’s oldest park properties. The Gardens are home to the Ed Lycan Conservatory, Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden, Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum, and the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, home to the Oklahoma City Council of Garden Clubs. Martin Park Nature Center - Oklahoma City’s Martin Park Nature Center provides outdoor adventure in the heart of Oklahoma City. Nestled on 144 acres in the City’s northwest side, the park is home to many species of animals including birds, butterflies, squirrels, foxes, and reptiles. Route 66 Park - Lake Overholser is home to Oklahoma City’s newest sensational recreational hot spot, the 148-acre Route 66 Park, on the west side of the lake at 9901 NW 23. Myriad Botanical Gardens - In 2011 the 17-acre outdoor grounds of the Myriad Botanical Gardens underwent major renovations. New features include spacious entry plazas, a Children’s Garden, new visitor information center, a grand event lawn & pavilion, a dog park, seasonal activity plaza, and numerous awe-inspiring water features. Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – A classic new urban ballpark ,home to the Oklahoma City Red Hawks, an AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros. The park seats 13,066 and is located in the Bricktown district next to downtown Oklahoma City. The ballpark, dubbed “The Brick,” has three entrances, each one fronted by a statue in their respective plazas, which are named for the native Oklahomans that became national treasures through their hardball feats performed outside of the Sooner State. Mickey Mantle and Warren Spahn are remembered in left and right field respectively, while Johnny Bench is honored in the main entrance behind home plate, an appropriate location for his statue, considering the Oklahoma City-born Bench’s literal position in the game.

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OKC MAPS Projects - MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects) is Oklahoma City’s visionary capital improvement program for new and upgraded sports, recreation, entertainment, and cultural and convention facilities. The projects began on December 14, 1993, when voters approved the MAPS sales tax, and were completed on August 17, 2004 with the dedication of the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. Additional items include: • • •

Canadian River / Lake Improvements Oklahoma City Trails Ford Center (now Chesapeake Arena), and more

During the 66 months it was in effect, over $309 million was collected. In addition, the deposited tax revenue earned about $54 million in interest. It is believed Oklahoma City is the first city in the country to undertake a public facility enhancement project of this size.

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SERVICE AREA MAPS

CHOCTAW

HIWASSEE

ANDERSON

WESTMINSTER

POST

DOUGLAS

MIDWEST

AIR DEPOT

I-35

SOONER

COLTRANE

BRYANT

BROADWAY

KELLY

SANTA FE

WESTERN

PENNSYLVANIA

CITY OF EDMOND

SORGHUM MILL

EXISTING PARKS

COFFEE CREEK

COVELL

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Legend: 18 15

16

Park Area 2 25

31

DANFORTH

14 17 21 4

20 8

10 13 32

11

22

2ND

30

29

9

23

7

5 19

12

ARCADIA LAKE

28

15TH

3 27 24

MAY 2013 33RD

6 26 1

14

2 Brookhaven Park

15

3 Centennial Park MEMORIAL

27 KickingBird Tennis 28 MAC and Senior Center 29 16 Mathis Skate Park 17 Meadow Lakes Park 30 18 Mitch Park 31 19 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 32 20 Penick Park 21 Service Blake Soccer Complex 22 Shannon Miller Park 23 Stephenson Park 24 Ted Anderson Park 25 Westborough Park 26 Whispering Heights Park

1 Bickham-Rudkin Park

4 Chitwood Park 5 Clegern Park 6 Dog Park 7 EC Hafer Park 8 Festival Market Place 9 Fink Park 10 11 12 13

Gossett Park Johnson Park Kelly Park KickingBird Golf Course

Scissortail Park Spring Creek Park Edmond Park Central State Park David Bickham Softball Complex Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

1 SQUARE MILE

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CHOCTAW

HIWASSEE

ANDERSON

WESTMINSTER

POST

DOUGLAS

MIDWEST

AIR DEPOT

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SOONER

COLTRANE

BRYANT

BROADWAY

KELLY

SANTA FE

WESTERN

PENNSYLVANIA

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SORGHUM MILL

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS SERVICE AREA

COFFEE CREEK

Legend:

Mathis Skate Park COVELL

Brookhaven Park Westborough Park

Radius DANFORTH

Meadow Lakes Park Penick Park 2ND

Chitwood Park Stephenson Park

15TH

Gossett Park

Fink Park

ARCADIA LAKE

Kelly Park Centennial Park Ted Anderson Park

MAY 2013

33RD

Whispering Heights Park

14

2 Brookhaven Park

15

3 Centennial Park MEMORIAL

27 KickingBird Tennis 28 MAC and Senior Center 29 16 Mathis Skate Park 17 Meadow Lakes Park 30 18 Mitch Park 31 19 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 32 20 Penick Park 21 Service Blake Soccer Complex 22 Shannon Miller Park 23 Stephenson Park 24 Ted Anderson Park 25 Westborough Park 26 Whispering Heights Park

1 Bickham-Rudkin Park

4 Chitwood Park 5 Clegern Park 6 Dog Park 7 EC Hafer Park 8 Festival Market Place 9 Fink Park 10 11 12 13

Gossett Park Johnson Park Kelly Park KickingBird Golf Course

Scissortail Park Spring Creek Park Edmond Park Central State Park David Bickham Softball Complex Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

1 SQUARE MILE

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CHOCTAW

HIWASSEE

ANDERSON

WESTMINSTER

POST

DOUGLAS

MIDWEST

AIR DEPOT

I-35

SOONER

COLTRANE

BRYANT

BROADWAY

KELLY

SANTA FE

WESTERN

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SPECIAL USE FACILITIES SERVICE AREA

SORGHUM MILL

COFFEE CREEK

Legend:

COVELL

MAC and Senior Center

David Rickham Softball Complex DANFORTH

KickingBird Tennis KickingBird Golf Course

Service Blake Soccer Complex 2ND

Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

Festival Market Place

Radius Pelican Bay Aquatic Center

ARCADIA LAKE

15TH

MAY 2013 33RD

Dog Park 14

2 Brookhaven Park

15

3 Centennial Park MEMORIAL

27 KickingBird Tennis 28 MAC and Senior Center 29 16 Mathis Skate Park 17 Meadow Lakes Park 30 18 Mitch Park 31 19 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 32 20 Penick Park 21 Service Blake Soccer Complex 22 Shannon Miller Park 23 Stephenson Park 24 Ted Anderson Park 25 Westborough Park 26 Whispering Heights Park

1 Bickham-Rudkin Park

4 Chitwood Park 5 Clegern Park 6 Dog Park 7 EC Hafer Park 8 Festival Market Place 9 Fink Park 10 11 12 13

Gossett Park Johnson Park Kelly Park KickingBird Golf Course

Scissortail Park Spring Creek Park Edmond Park Central State Park David Bickham Softball Complex Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

1 SQUARE MILE

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CHOCTAW

HIWASSEE

ANDERSON

WESTMINSTER

POST

DOUGLAS

MIDWEST

AIR DEPOT

I-35

SOONER

COLTRANE

BRYANT

BROADWAY

KELLY

SANTA FE

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CITY PARKS SERVICE AREA

SORGHUM MILL

COFFEE CREEK E EK

Legend: Mitch Park

COVELL

DANFORTH

14

Radius 2ND

EC Hafer Park ARCADIA LAKE 15TH

MAY 2013 33RD

Bickham-Rudkin Park

14

2 Brookhaven Park

15

3 Centennial Park MEMORIAL

27 KickingBird Tennis 28 MAC and Senior Center 29 16 Mathis Skate Park 17 Meadow Lakes Park 30 18 Mitch Park 31 19 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 32 20 Penick Park 21 Service Blake Soccer Complex 22 Shannon Miller Park 23 Stephenson Park 24 Ted Anderson Park 25 Westborough Park 26 Whispering Heights Park

1 Bickham-Rudkin Park

4 Chitwood Park 5 Clegern Park 6 Dog Park 7 EC Hafer Park 8 Festival Market Place 9 Fink Park 10 11 12 13

Gossett Park Johnson Park Kelly Park KickingBird Golf Course

Scissortail Park Spring Creek Park Edmond Park Central State Park David Bickham Softball Complex Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

1 SQUARE MILE

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CHOCTAW

HIWASSEE

ANDERSON

WESTMINSTER

POST

DOUGLAS

MIDWEST

AIR DEPOT

I-35

SOONER

COLTRANE

BRYANT

BROADWAY

KELLY

SANTA FE

WESTERN

PENNSYLVANIA

CITY OF EDMOND

CURRENT PARK SYSTEM SERVICE AREA

SORGHUM MILL

COFFEE CREEK E EK

COVELL

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Legend: 18 15

16

Neighborhood Parks Service Area

2 25

31

DANFORTH

14 17 21 4

20 8

City Parks Service Area

10 13 32

11

22

2ND

7

5 19

12

Special Use Facilities Service Area

30

29

9

23

ARCADIA LAKE

28

15TH

3 27 24

MAY 2013 33RD

6 26 1

14

2 Brookhaven Park

15

3 Centennial Park MEMORIAL

27 KickingBird Tennis 28 MAC and Senior Center 29 16 Mathis Skate Park 17 Meadow Lakes Park 30 18 Mitch Park 31 19 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 32 20 Penick Park 21 Service Blake Soccer Complex 22 Shannon Miller Park 23 Stephenson Park 24 Ted Anderson Park 25 Westborough Park 26 Whispering Heights Park

1 Bickham-Rudkin Park

4 Chitwood Park 5 Clegern Park 6 Dog Park 7 EC Hafer Park 8 Festival Market Place 9 Fink Park 10 11 12 13

Gossett Park Johnson Park Kelly Park KickingBird Golf Course

Scissortail Park Spring Creek Park Edmond Park Central State Park David Bickham Softball Complex Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

1 SQUARE MILE

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CHOCTAW

HIWASSEE

ANDERSON

WESTMINSTER

POST

DOUGLAS

MIDWEST

AIR DEPOT

I-35

SOONER

COLTRANE

BRYANT

BROADWAY

KELLY

SANTA FE

WESTERN

PENNSYLVANIA

CITY OF EDMOND

SORGHUM MILL

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

REGIONAL PARKS SERVICE AREA

COFFEE CREEK

Legend:

COVELL

DANFORTH

Radius 2ND

Central State Park

Edmond Park Spring Creek Park

ARCADIA LAKE 15TH

Scissortail Park

MAY 2013

33RD

14

2 Brookhaven Park

15

3 Centennial Park MEMORIAL

27 KickingBird Tennis 28 MAC and Senior Center 29 16 Mathis Skate Park 17 Meadow Lakes Park 30 18 Mitch Park 31 19 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 32 20 Penick Park 21 Service Blake Soccer Complex 22 Shannon Miller Park 23 Stephenson Park 24 Ted Anderson Park 25 Westborough Park 26 Whispering Heights Park

1 Bickham-Rudkin Park

4 Chitwood Park 5 Clegern Park 6 Dog Park 7 EC Hafer Park 8 Festival Market Place 9 Fink Park 10 11 12 13

Gossett Park Johnson Park Kelly Park KickingBird Golf Course

Scissortail Park Spring Creek Park Edmond Park Central State Park David Bickham Softball Complex Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

1 SQUARE MILE

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CHOCTAW

HIWASSEE

ANDERSON

WESTMINSTER

POST

DOUGLAS

MIDWEST

AIR DEPOT

I-35

SOONER

COLTRANE

BRYANT

BROADWAY

KELLY

SANTA FE

WESTERN

PENNSYLVANIA

CITY OF EDMOND

SORGHUM MILL

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

EXISTING TRAILS

COFFEE CREEK

Legend:

Existing Trails

COVELL

DANFORTH

2ND

ARCA ARCADIA LAKE 15TH

MAY 2013 33RD

14

2 Brookhaven Park

15

3 Centennial Park MEMORIAL

27 KickingBird Tennis 28 MAC and Senior Center 29 16 Mathis Skate Park 17 Meadow Lakes Park 30 18 Mitch Park 31 19 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 32 20 Penick Park 21 Service Blake Soccer Complex 22 Shannon Miller Park 23 Stephenson Park 24 Ted Anderson Park 25 Westborough Park 26 Whispering Heights Park

1 Bickham-Rudkin Park

4 Chitwood Park 5 Clegern Park 6 Dog Park 7 EC Hafer Park 8 Festival Market Place 9 Fink Park 10 11 12 13

Gossett Park Johnson Park Kelly Park KickingBird Golf Course

Scissortail Park Spring Creek Park Edmond Park Central State Park David Bickham Softball Complex Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

1 SQUARE MILE

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CHOCTAW

HIWASSEE

ANDERSON

WESTMINSTER

POST

DOUGLAS

MIDWEST

AIR DEPOT

I-35

SOONER

COLTRANE

BRYANT

BROADWAY

KELLY

SANTA FE

WESTERN

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P PROPOSED T TRAIL PLAN

SORGHUM MILL

COFFEE CREEK

Legend:

COVELL

Proposed Trails

.. .... ....

.... . . . . . .....

DANFORTH

2ND

.... ....

Proposed Route 66 Trail

.........

Proposed Route 66 Trail (Outside Jurisdiction)

.. . ... . . . .... . . . . .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

Proposed Kelly Trail

ARCADIA LAKE 15TH

MAY 2013 33RD

14

2 Brookhaven Park

15

3 Centennial Park MEMORIAL

27 7 KickingBird Tennis 28 8 MAC and Senior Center 16 Mathis Skate Park 29 9 17 Meadow Lakes Park 30 0 18 Mitch Park 31 1 19 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 32 2 20 0 Penick Park 21 Service Blake Soccer Complex 22 Shannon Miller Park 23 Stephenson Park 24 Ted Anderson Park 25 Westborough Park 26 Whispering Heights Park

1 Bickham-Rudkin Park

4 Chitwood Park 5 Clegern Park 6 Dog Park 7 EC Hafer Park 8 Festival Market Place 9 Fink Park 10 11 12 13

Gossett Park Johnson Park Kelly Park KickingBird Golf Course

Scissortail Park Spring Creek Park Edmond Park Central State Park David Bickham Softball Complex Route 66 Softball Complex & Park

1 SQUARE MILE

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: Recommendations

The recommendations and priorities in this section are a result of incorporating the inventory, standards analysis, and needs assessment into a ranking of priority needs. From the priority needs, an Action Plan has been established which will direct the growth, development and maintenance of the parks, recreation programs, and trail system in the City of Edmond for the next five to ten years. The recommendations are based on an existing population approximately of 83,300 (2012) and a projected population near 89,000 in 2020.

Priority Summary At the completion of the citizen online survey during the needs assessment phase, a method of ranking priorities was implemented. This method included an extensive review of all standards, input from citizens, staff, City Council, and Parks Advisory Board, and consultant recommendations. The following factors were considered in order of importance with weighted values assigned to each: 1. Citizen Input/Survey Results (50 %) The specific needs and requests by City of Edmond residents and recreation program managers. 2. Parks and Recreation Staff Input (20 %) The specific needs as identified by staff based on recreation programs and demands upon resources. 3. Parks Board Input (10 %) Specific needs and input throughout the community as identified by appointed Board members. 4. City Council (10 %) Specific needs throughout the community as identified by City elected officials. 5. Park Consultant Evaluation (10 %) Professional recommendations based on years of park planning/design experience as well as assessing the unique needs of the City of Edmond and its community, demographics, etc.

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The results of the priority ranking were tabulated into three (3) categories: High, Moderate, and Low Priority. The table below provides a summary of the priorities for the City of Edmond. The following pages detail the summary of priorities.

Summary of Priority Items The following chart summarizes the priority ranking of the Park and Recreation Master Plan for the City of Edmond. Community Priorities

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Facility

High

Pedestrian/Bike/Walk/Jog/Run Trails Pedestrian Trail - Edmond Signature Spine (links downtown, UCO, Arcadia Lake & history) Multi-Sport Practice Fields Nature Trails around Arcadia Lake Community Garden Nature Eco Park (environmental)

XX

Moderate

Low

XX XX XX X X

Dog Park Soccer Fields Multi-Use Sports Game Fields (lights and irrigation) Pelican Bay Aquatic Center Expansion (free swimming, play/recreation activities) Additional Neighborhood Parks (new growth areas) Cricket Pitch Bicycle Lanes (on streets) KB Tennis - Clubhouse and Courts KB Golf - Clubhouse Large Covered Picnic Pavilions (100 to 200 people) Basketball Courts

X X X X X X X X X X X

Lacrosse Field Board Game Outdoor Area (chess, checkers, dominos, etc.) Fishing and Sightseeing Pier (Arcadia Lake) Extreme Sports Area (BMX bicycling, paintball, climbing, etc.) Baseball/Softball Fields (youth & adult lighted fields) Community Center (rental for groups) Outdoor Amphitheater Small Picnic Shelters (10-12 people)

X X X X X X X X

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS Priority Relationship: Look for opportunities to combine pedestrian trail and drainage projects together for maximum benefits that help create Edmond’s regional trail and detention system.

High Priority Items 1. Implement Pedestrian / Bike / Walk / Jog / Running Trails throughout the community, to create a trail network. Provide safe, off-street pedestrian and bicycle linkages to existing and new parks, schools, libraries and neighborhoods as well as the various economic, municipal, and recreational destinations.

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Place high priority on the preservation and conservation of existing drainage corridors including protection of existing 100 year flood plain from development and encroachment. Development of trail systems in natural areas can become important connections from residential neighborhoods to schools, parks, shopping centers and the downtown area, as well as other destinations. Provide upgrades or extensions to existing trails and trails within existing parks. Provide new trail connections when developing new neighborhoods and community parks, as well as along new greenways. Develop areas that serve to protect and/or enhance natural, (Arcadia Lake and eastern Edmond native forests) cultural and historical resources; provide linear open space for compatible human use, and maintain connectivity between parks, recreation areas, cultural areas and historic sites. 2. Create a Pedestrian Trail – Edmond Signature Spine linking downtown Edmond, the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) campus, and Arcadia Lake together, not to mention the key historic trail of the area – Route 66. We recommend naming the trail the Route 66 Edmond Trail.

Some of the alignment can and should run along the edge of Route 66. The trail can be designed with rest stations every 3 or 4 miles that have creative plays on the historic Route 66 and its relationship to Edmond and the historic westward motor car expansion in the United States.

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3. Provide additional Multi-Sport Practice Fields In existing parks where expansion is feasible. Include practice fields as program items in future neighborhood or community parks. In areas where fields exist, add soccer goals, backstops, and seating. Pursue specific joint-use agreements for existing facilities with Edmond Public Schools and local churches. 4. Implement Nature Trails around Arcadia Lake and primary drainage corridors on the eastern side of Edmond, east of I-35. Develop areas that serve to protect and/or enhance natural, cultural and historical resources; provide linear open space for compatible human use; and maintain connectivity between parks, recreation areas, cultural areas and historic sites. Greenways are unique areas that can develop a sense of community by providing linkage to neighborhoods and parks, as well as save distinct elements of the natural and cultural heritage of the area for public enjoyment.

Greenways serve as sites for passive pursuits such as picnicking, camping and wildlife observations. They can provide opportunities for concerts, festivals, neighborhood cookouts, and family reunions. Greenways can also help sustain economic development, attract business and tourism, enhance property values, and serve as low-cost alternatives to flood control and transportation systems. 5. Establish areas for Community Gardens for local citizens to organize together and grow fruit and vegetables. The produce is good for and helps the local health of citizens. These community gardens are a great way to get both children and adults involved in beautifying the community while working with nature.

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Community gardens allow citizens to grow their own food or for others to donate what they have grown. The gardens also combat two forms of alienation that plague modern urban life, by bringing urban gardens closer to the source of their food, and by breaking down isolation by creating a social community. It has also been found that active communities experience less crime and vandalism. 6. Plan for a Nature Eco Park which can provide extensive enjoyment and preservation of natural resources. Preserve existing open space/natural areas during the planning and development of the park land, and provide as a program element. Open spaces can be used for picnicking, large group gatherings and passive, non-structured recreation activities. Development of nature trails and fishing piers in natural areas will provide a unique recreation opportunity for citizens in this large park of +/- 200 to 300 acres. Pursue joint-use initiatives with the Edmond Public School district and/or UCO for interpretive areas and outdoor learning opportunities within the unique natural areas. Preservation of natural areas helps maintain riparian habitats, preserve wildlife habitats, reduces the danger of flooding, and protects the natural environment. This future park will be the City’s premier environmental passive use park.

Moderate Priority Items Priority Relationship: Look for opportunities to combine pedestrian trail and drainage projects together for maximum benefits that help create Edmond’s regional trail and detention system. 7. Implement an additional Dog Park in an area north of the existing Dog Park. Design the new dog park with additional features from the current park. Grooming and washing stations are a new item for this type of park. 8. Additional Soccer Fields are needed for the local youth and adult associations. Create additional areas for game play and tournaments. Most likely this needs to be in an area away from the current soccer complex. Master plan for large tournaments having adequate access, parking, shade, and concessions.

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9. Create additional Multi-use Sports Fields. Include fields as program items in future neighborhood or community parks. In areas where fields exist, add soccer goals, backstops, and lighting. Pursue specific joint-use agreements for existing facilities with all partners. 10. Per some of the citizen feedback from the online survey, expand Pelican Bay Aquatic Center. Increase support facilities including parking, concessions and seating under shade were several of the items noted. 11. Additional Neighborhood Parks are needed in the northern new growth areas of Edmond. A neighborhood park is a medium sized park serving a general neighborhood area, usually with play equipment, athletic facilities, and passive open space. They generally range in size from 1.5 – 15 acres and are the most frequently needed size of park. They are easily accessible to area residents, serving approximately a ½ mile radius. They have a playground, multipurpose court, open space for flexible types of activity, and picnic areas and shelters.

12. Include a Cricket Pitch near UCO on existing or new neighborhood park land. 13. Implement Bicycle Lanes per the new Edmond Bicycle Mobility Master Plan. These lanes will be on-street lanes that add mobility for cyclists. 14. Create additional Outdoor Tennis Courts around town in parks and also look at expanding at KickingBird Tennis Center per their master plan. 15. Plan, budget and construction club house additions and modernizations at the KickingBird Golf Course.

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16. Create additional Large Pavilions in existing parks across Edmond. Areas should provide for handicap access and protection from hot or rainy weather conditions. Pavilions can become a gathering place for large groups and help create a sense of identity for the park. Provide upgraded or new pavilions/shelters at several existing parks as funding is available and appropriate. 17. Expand the number of Basketball Courts at existing parks. Upgrade existing facilities where feasible with lights, water fountains, new netting for hoops and bleachers. Pursue joint-use opportunities with all potential partners.

Low Priority Items Priority Relationship: Look for opportunities to combine pedestrian trail and drainage projects together for maximum benefits that help create Edmond’s regional trail and detention system. 18. Determine the best location for a Lacrosse Game Field, best if located within an existing city park with ample parking for users. 19. Plan for a special Outdoor Board Game Area (chess, checkers, dominoes, etc.) within an existing neighborhood park that is close to Edmond’s downtown.

20. Plan and construct a Fishing and Sightseeing Pier (Arcadia Lake) that can serve as a true tourist draw for the region. The pier needs to be 20 – 28 feet wide and have pedestrian/ fishing benches for large groups of enjoyment.

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21. The City of Edmond can benefit from an Extreme Sport Area to be planned and built as a separate park or within a large city park. Specific items that may be included are: BMX off-road course, rock climbing, model airplane flying, etc. 22. Additional Baseball and Softball Fields will need to be planned for as the final phase of ball fields come on-line at the Edmond 66 Park. 23. User groups suggested additional space for recreational programs at a New Community Center. 24. Plan for an Outdoor Amphitheater near the downtown that may also have a shared relationship with the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) students. 25. Small Picnic Shelters (10-12 people) that are sized for families and small gatherings are highly important within existing neighborhood and city parks.

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ACTION PLAN - FIVE (5) YEAR FIVE (5) YEAR - ACTION PLAN Edmond Parks & Recreation Master Plan City of Edmond High Priority Items

Rank Action Plan 1. Pedestrian/Bike/Walk/Jog/ Running Trails

Location *Follow Proposed Trail Plan graphic - generally the primary trails include: *Access to Arcadia Lake *Trail around Arcadia Lake______________ *Trails along primary drainage alignments with creeks *15th Street *Covell Road *Coltrane Road *Santa Fe *Broadway *Danforth

Budget Estimate Funding Year - Completed *Varies depending on *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements paving type, width and *Park Dedication 2013 to 2015 length of trail. Fees *4" to 6" depth at 10' to 12' *TIF typically runs $75 to $95 per *PID linear foot. *Greenway Utility *Amenities; may include *Easements mile markers, kiosks, ped *Naming Rights & benches, trail head items, Dedications ped lighting, security signage and call-boxes and general trail signage.

2.

Pedestrian Trail – Edmond Signature Spine (Route 66 Trail)

Links downtown Edmond, *The trail can be designed University of Central with rest stations every 3 or Oklahoma (UCO) campus and 4 miles that have creative Arcadia Lake together along plays on the historic Route some of the historic Route 66. 66. Each rest stop +/$5,000 *4" to 6" depth at 10' to 12' typically runs $75 to $95 per linear foot.

*GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2013 to 2015 Fees ____________ *TIF Program and *PID budget *Greenway Utility *Easements *Naming Rights & Dedications

3.

Multi-Sport Practice Fields

First locations should be to define existing parks that have large level areas that can be modified for active team practice. Second locations can be on Edmond Public School property with proper agreements in place.

*GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2013 to 2015 Fees *Naming Rights & Dedications

Low cost as this line item only requires sport facilities, such as: soccer goals & nets, baseball backstops, outdoor bleacher seating and general signage.

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FIVE (5) YEAR - ACTION PLAN Edmond Parks & Recreation Master Plan City of Edmond High Priority Items

Rank Action Plan Location 4. Nature Trails around Arcadia *Conceptual location is given Lake in the Edmond Trails & Sidewalk Master Plan (1999) and on graphics available through Parks Dept website. *Final alignment to be field located.

5.

Community Garden

*Site should be selected that drains well, has access to existing parking, and has utilities available or close. *Garden #1 best located near downtown or a location desired by citizens.

6.

Nature Eco Park

The large city park focused on environmental enjoyment and preservation should be east of I-35 on a site rich with remnant forests, archeological sites and a wide spectrum of native conditions.

7.

Dog Park

Dog park #2 in Edmond should be located north of downtown at a site desired by citizens in northern Edmond.

Budget Estimate Funding Year - Completed *Shredded bark mulch and *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements dirt trails with wooden *Park Dedication 2013 to 2015 bridges over drainage ways Fees and small creeks can *TIF generally run $10 to $20 per *PID linear yard. *Greenway Utility *This item can have some *Easements rough grading and signage *Naming Rights & that will need to be Dedications completed. *Partnership with *The alignment of the trails US Corps of should be to keep costs Engineers low. Complete Budget estimate includes: *GO Bond *Park Dedication Community Garden chain link fence of a 1/4 Fees #1 by 2016 acre site, several wood *TIF work/picnic tables, wood *PID for raised beds, solar powered area lights, 4 hose *Greenway Utility *Easements bibs, and Edmond Community Garden sign to *Naming Rights & Dedications run generally $10 - $15K. (Not including land and utilities) *Park to be 200 to 300 *Phase 1 Elements *GO Bond acres. *Park Dedication 2014 to 2018 *Facilities will include: trails, Fees *Plan/budget for parking, utilities, visitor Park *TIF interpretive center, *Acquire Land *PID overlooks and ped bridges *Greenway Utility *Develop Park all built as low-impact Master Plan *Easements elements. *Naming Rights & *General estimate without Dedications land +/- $7,000 K. Phase 1 Elements *GO Bonds *Facilities to include: colored chain link fencing *Park Dedication 2014 to 2016 for 1-2 acres, ped benches, Fees *TIF washing stations, information kiosk, drinking *PID stations, shade structures *Naming Rights & and signage. Dedications *General estimate without land +/- $450 K.

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FIVE (5) YEAR - ACTION PLAN Edmond Parks & Recreation Master Plan City of Edmond Moderate Priority Items

Rank Action Plan 1. Soccer Game Fields

2.

Funding Year -Completed *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2015 to 2017 Fees *TIF *PID *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with Sports Organizations Multi-Use Sports Game Fields These fields should be located Each multi-use game field *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements as a part of an expansion of an with general construction, *Park Dedication 2015 to 2017 existing active sports complex, under drainage, lighting, Fees ______________ or create an additional seating will run *TIF *Program and complex near future growth approximately $125 K. Soil *PID budget conditions and level of areas. *Naming Rights & lighting can modify this cost Dedications significantly. *Partnership with Sports Organizations

3.

Pelican Bay Aquatic Center Renovation and Improvements

4.

Neighborhood Parks

5.

Cricket Pitch

Location These fields should be located as a part of an expansion of an existing active sports complex, or create an additional complex north of downtown.

Budget Estimate Each soccer game field with general construction, under drainage, lighting, seating will run approximately $150 K. Soil conditions and level of lighting can modify this cost significantly.

Support facilities in the Pelican To increase parking, Bay Center which will add to concessions and shaded family enjoyment. seating at the center costs depend upon quantity.

*GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2015 to 2017 Fees *TIF *PID *Naming Rights & Dedications These new parks should TBD per land acquisition *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements generally be located within methods, size of park and *Park Dedication 2013 to 2015 and/or near the service areas park program specifics. Fees ______________ shown on the Action Plan *TIF *Program and include in this document. *PID budget *Acquire land ______________ Phase 2 - *Master Plan Park(s) 2016 to 2018 This field should be located as Determining location of pitch *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements a part of an expansion of an is the largest cost for this line *Park Dedication 2015 to 2017 existing active sports complex, item. Facility cost is +/- $350. Fees ______________ or create an additional field *TIF *Program, budget near future growth areas. *PID and implement *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with Sports Organizations

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FIVE (5) YEAR - ACTION PLAN Edmond Parks & Recreation Master Plan City of Edmond Lower Priority Items

Rank Action Plan 1. Bicycle Lanes (on streets)

Location Location of improvements to follow recommendations per Edmond Bicycle Master Plan (October 2012).

Budget Estimate *Modest cost planned and Phase 1 improvements should only include paint for safety striping and new signage. *Cost to depend upon length of phase 1 route.

Funding *GO Bonds *Park Dedication Fees *TIF *PID

Year - Completed Phase 1 Improvements per schedule from Edmond Bicycle Master Plan

2.

KB Tennis - Clubhouse and Courts

KickingBird Tennis Complex - TBD per clubhouse and Tennis clubhouse and courts expansion program outdoor courts specifics.

*GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2015 to 2017 Fees *Program and *TIF budget *PID *Design *Naming Rights & *Implementation Dedications *Partnership with Sports Organizations

3.

KB Golf - Clubhouse

KickingBird Golf Course and Clubhouse - Golf clubhouse and pro shop

TBD per golf clubhouse expansion program specifics.

*GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2015 to 2017 Fees *Program and *TIF budget *PID *Design *Naming Rights & *Implementation Dedications *Partnership with Sports Organizations

4.

Large Covered Picnic Expand the number of large Pavilions (100 to 200 people) covered pavilions in existing parks. Locate near existing parking if possible.

*Pavilions to include picnic tables, BBQ grills, trash receptacles, lighting and accessibility. *Generally large pavilions run +/- $150 K each. (parking not included in this cost)

*GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2018 to 2020 Fees *TIF *PID *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with Sports Organizations

5.

Basketball Courts (outdoor)

*Full courts to have lights, hoops & cloth nets, bleacher seating, trash receptacles and drinking fountains. *Generally courts run +/$30 K each.

*GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2018 to 2020 Fees *TIF *PID *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with Sports Organizations

Expand the number of outdoor courts in existing parks. Locate near existing parking.

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ACTION PLAN - TEN (10) YEAR TEN (10) YEAR - ACTION PLAN Edmond Parks & Recreation Master Plan City of Edmond High Priority Items

Rank Action Plan 1. Lacrosse Game Field

Location *First location should be to define an existing park that has a large level area that can be modified for active team game field with ample parking. *Second locations can be on Edmond Public School existing property with proper agreements in place.

Budget Estimate *The lacrosse game field with general construction, under drainage, field lighting, bleacher seating and drinking fountain will run approximately $125 K. *Soil conditions and quality of lighting can modify this cost significantly. (Parking lot, access road and utility runs are not included in this estimate and could be considerable)

Funding Year - Completed *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2020 to 2022 Fees *TIF *Naming Rights & Dedications

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TEN (10) YEAR - ACTION PLAN Edmond Parks & Recreation Master Plan City of Edmond Moderate Priority Items

Rank Action Plan 1. Board Game Outdoor Area (Permanent all-weather seating and tables designed for chess, checkers, dominoEs, etc.)

Location *Located within a new or existing neighborhood park within 1/2-mile maximum walking distance of downtown and/or a large senior living facility. *Area to be sited next to existing grove of mature trees.

2.

Fishing and Sight Seeing Pier Arcadia Lake with excellent (Arcadia Lake) access to parking and driveway.

3.

Extreme Sports Area

First choice to be located within an existing city park, secondly within a new city park both having ample access to parking and pedestrian trail network.

Budget Estimate Funding Year - Completed *Area to include concrete *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements paving and walkways from *Park Dedication 2025 to 2030 parking, tables and allFees weather chairs, trash *TIF receptacles, pedestrian *PID* lighting, special signage Greenway Utility and drinking fountain. *Easements *Cost based upon quantity *Naming Rights but roughly +/- $30 to $40K. & Dedications *Partnership with Local Sports Organizations TBD per size and quality of pier, along with construction and program specifics for pier.

*GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements *Park Dedication 2025 to 2030 Fees *TIF *PID *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with US Corps Engineers TBD per size and number of *GO Bonds Phase 1 Elements facilities and park program *Park Dedication 2025 to 2030 specifics. Fees *TIF *PID *Greenway Utility *Easements *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with Local Sports Organizations

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TEN (10) YEAR - ACTION PLAN Edmond Parks & Recreation Master Plan City of Edmond Lower Priority Items

Rank Action Plan 1. Baseball/Softball Fields (youth & adult lighted fields)

2.

Community Center (indoor facility +/- 4,000 sf min)

3.

Outdoor Amphitheater (200 person seat min.)

4.

Small Picnic Shelters (10-12 people in size)

Location Located to the southern half of Edmond, as Edmond 66 Park and Mitch Parks are good providers of active ball fields.

Budget Estimate Ball fields generally cost +/- $250 K per field with general design and layout, concession facilities, lighting and asphalt parking.

Funding *GO Bonds *Park Dedication Fees *TIF *PID *Greenway Utility *Easements *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with Local Sports Organizations

Located within Edmond Building cost per specific input from generally $150 per sf, users and recreation totaling $600 K for program of center. building, which does not include land costs if any, utilities and site elements (parking, roads, etc.)

Year - Completed Phase 1 Elements 2030 to 2035

*GO Bonds *Park Dedication Fees *TIF *PID *Greenway Utility *Easements *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with Local Sports Organizations Located within Edmond Amphitheaters *GO Bonds per specific input from generally cost +/*Park Dedication users and recreation $200 to $1,000 K with Fees program of center. general design and *TIF layout, stage facility, *PID site design and *Greenway Utility lighting. *Easements *Naming Rights & Dedications

Phase 1 Elements 2030 to 2035

Locate within existing and new neighborhood and city parks with good access to parking.

Phase 1 Elements 2030 to 2035

*Shelter to include roof structure for better all weather use. Also include picnic tables, BBQ grill, concrete pad, trash receptacle and signage. *Average cost +/$15K each. (no power or lights included)

*GO Bonds *Park Dedication Fees *TIF *PID *Greenway Utility *Easements *Naming Rights & Dedications *Partnership with Local Sports Organizations

Phase 1 Elements 2030 to 2035

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FUNDING METHODS Introduction The City of Edmond, like all of Oklahoma, has experienced strong growth over the last decade. With this growth comes demand for public facilities, programs, and services. Even through the recent economic slowing, Edmond continues to develop while many other area cities’ growth has all but stopped. Through this Parks and Recreation Master Planning process, community needs were identified, evaluated and prioritized into an Action Plan. This Action Plan represents a ranking of capital needs for park and recreation facilities. Each of these facilities will require funding from the City. The following section outlines the current financial situation and identifies potential funding sources for capital items identified in the Action Plan. This list should be used as a guide to pursue and leverage alternative sources of funding to complete the Action Plan.

Current Situation The City of Edmond for many years has been recognized as a wellmanaged city with a solid fiscal policy. This includes implementation of many management practices that measure performance and efficiencies. In addition, the City has undertaken business planning in many areas including the Parks and Recreation Department initiative to improve its financial and operational efficiencies and effectiveness. One initiative is demonstrated through the City’s goal to create systematic processes for collecting financial and operational data and modeling capabilities to effectively monitor the cost of programs, services, and facilities and support decisionmaking for user fees and charges. It is the understanding of the consultant team that the majority of capital improvements are funded through general obligation (G.O.) bonds, and neighborhood parks are funded through revenue generated by the Park Dedication and Development Ordinance. There are other operational funds for maintenance and recreation.

Funding Sources There are numerous funding sources that can be pursued and leveraged to support implementation of capital projects. The reality is that the majority of funding comes from local (internal) coffers focused primarily on G.O. bonds, dedication fees, and special designation taxing areas. There are external funding sources available, but are smaller in size with special requirements. Following is a more comprehensive list of funding sources organized as internal and external.

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1. Internal Funding Internal funding sources include those that are administered by city resources and include but are not limited to the following: • General Obligation Bonds - Bonded indebtedness issued with the approval of the electorate for capital improvements and general public improvements. • Revenue Bonds - Bonds used for capital projects that will generate revenue for debt service where fees can be set aside to support repayment of the bond. • Annual Appropriation/Leasehold Financing - This is a more complex financing structure which requires use of a third party to act as issuer of the bonds, construct the facility, and retain title until the bonds are retired. The city enters into a lease agreement with the third party, with annual lease payments equal to the debt service requirements. The bonds issued by the third party are considered less secure than general obligation bonds of the city, and therefore more costly. Since a separate corporation issues these bonds, they do not impact the city’s debt limitations and do not require a vote. However, they also do not entitle the city to levy property taxes to service the debt. The annual lease payments must be appropriated from existing revenues. • Park Dedication and Development Fees - These fees, as currently assessed by Edmond, are for the development of residential properties with the proceeds to be used for parks and recreation purposes, neighborhood park acquisition, and development. • Tax Increment Finance District - Tax Increment Finance districts (TIF’s) are established to provide funds for certain types of public improvements that benefit a defined area of affected properties. Revenue is generated through the incremental increase in property tax revenue above a specified threshold being applied to accounts for use in improvements that may include most public infrastructure improvements including parks and landscaping. • Public Improvement District (PID) - New developments can establish a PID when authorized by the City Council and legally set up according to state law. This taxing district provides funds especially for the operation and maintenance of public amenities such as parks and major boulevards.

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• Greenway Utility - Greenway utilities are used to finance acquisition and development of the greenways by selling the development rights underground for the fiber optic types of businesses. • Easements - This revenue source is available when the city allows utility companies, businesses or individuals to develop some type of an improvement above or below ground on their property for a set period of time and a set dollar amount to be received by the city on an annual basis. • Inter-local Agreements - Contractual relationships entered into between two or more local units of government and/ or between a local unit of government and a non-profit organization for the joint usage/development of sports fields, regional parks, or other facilities. • Sales Tax Dedication - This dedication of a percentage of the local sales tax is very popular in high traffic tourism type cities and with county and state parks. Other forms of dedicated sales tax include: 1. Food and Beverage Tax - The tax is usually associated with convention and tourism bureaus. However, since parks and recreation agencies manage many of the tourism attractions, they receive a portion of this funding source for operational or capital expenses. 2. User Fees/Charges - User fees are primarily established to cover operational costs, but can be used for debt service on revenue bonds. The Parks and Recreation Department must position its fees and charges to be market-driven and based on both public and private facilities. The potential outcome of revenue generation is consistent with national trends relating to park and recreation agencies, which generate an average 35% to 50% of operating expenditures. The most popular fees used in parks and recreation include: • Capital Improvement Fees - These fees are on top of the set user rate for accessing facilities such as golf courses, recreation centers, and pool facilities to support capital improvements that benefit the user of the facility. • Recreation Service Fees - This is a dedicated user fee, which can be established by a local ordinance or other government procedures for the purpose of constructing and maintaining recreation facilities.

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The fee can apply to all organized activities, which require a reservation of some type or other purposes, as defined by the local government. Examples of such activities include adult basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball leagues, youth baseball, soccer, football and softball leagues, and special interest classes. The fee allows participants an opportunity to contribute toward the upkeep of the facilities being used. • Ticket Sales/Admissions - This revenue source is on accessing facilities for self-directed activities such as pools, ice skating rinks, ballparks, and entertainment facilities. These user fees help offset operational costs. • Permits (Special Use Permits) - These special permits allow individuals to use specific park property for financial gain. The city either receives a set amount of money or a percentage of the gross service that is being provided. • Reservations - This revenue source comes from the right to reserve specific public property for a set amount of time. The reservation rates are usually set and apply to group picnic shelters, meeting rooms for weddings, reunions, and outings or other types of facilities for special activities. • Equipment Rental - The revenue source is available on the rental of equipment such as tables, chairs, tents, stages, bicycles, roller blades, boogie boards, etc. that are used for recreation purposes.

2 . External Funding External funding comes from sources outside of the city coffers. These funding sources typically require investment by the city, either in form of matching funding for grants to administration of applications and personnel to pursue and manage activities. A list of the most popular and attainable funding sources follow: • Grants - Grants for parks and recreation are typically administered through the state and are competed for by municipalities. These grants require some level of local funding. They also generally have a long lead time due to funding cycles and application requirements. Following is a list of those currently funded or anticipated to be funded:

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1. Outdoor Recreation Grants - This program provides 50% matching grant funds to municipalities, counties, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) and other local units of government with a population less than 500,000 to acquire and develop parkland or to renovate existing public recreation areas. There are two funding cycles per year with a maximum award of $500,000. Projects must be completed within three years of approval. Beginning in 2009, deadlines are January 31st and July 31st each year thereafter (with master plans submission deadline 60 days prior to application deadline).

2. Indoor Recreation Facility Grants - This program provides 50% matching grant funds to municipalities, counties, MUDs, and other local units of government with a population less than 500,000 to construct recreation centers, community centers, nature centers and other facilities (buildings). The grant maximum will increase to $750,000 per application. The application deadline will be July 31st each year (with master plan submission deadline 60 days prior to application deadline). Award notifications occur the following January. 3. The Landscaping Cost Sharing Program - The Landscaping Cost Sharing Program, administered by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). Fifty percent (50%) cost sharing support is available for both highway and pedestrian landscape projects on routes within the designated permanent state highway system. 4. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding - Funding received in accordance with the CDBG Programs national objectives as established by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Funding may be applied to such programs as infrastructure improvements, public facility and park improvements, human service enhancements, lead-based paint education and reduction, housing education assistance, and economic development and anti-poverty strategies. 5. Land and Water Conservation Fund - These funds are awarded for acquisition and development of parks, recreation, and supporting facilities through the National Park Service and State Park System. This program is currently not funded. 6. Shade Structure Program - The American Academy of Dermatology’s Shade Structure Program awards funds for the purchase for permanent shade structures to nonprofit organizations in need of shade for outdoor locations. These locations include any areas where children and adults gather and are exposed to the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, bleachers, eating areas and other recreation areas. The deadline is typically April 10 of each year and is open to 501(c)(3) organizations. To be considered applicants must: be sponsored by an Academy member dermatologist; demonstrate a commitment to sun safety within their organization and community; and agree to meet the timeline outlined in the program application. Each shade structure grant is valued at a maximum of $8,000, which includes the cost for a shade structure and installation. 7. Youth Garden Grants - The National Gardening Association and The Home Depot award Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered, outdoor garden programs that teach children vital life lessons through working in gardens and habitats. Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United States are eligible. Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18 years. • Private Donations - Private Donations may also be received in the form of funds, land, facilities, recreation equipment, art or in-kind services. Donations from local and regional businesses as sponsors for events or facilities should be pursued.

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• Friends Associations - These groups are formed to raise money typically for a single focus purpose that could include a park facility or program that will better the community as a whole and their special interest.

• Private Developers - These developers lease space from cityowned land through a subordinate lease that pays out a set dollar amount plus a percentage of gross dollars for recreation enhancements. These could include a golf course, marina, restaurants, driving ranges, sports complexes, equestrian facilities, recreation centers and ice arenas. • Irrevocable Remainder Trusts - These trusts are set up with individuals who typically have more than a million dollars in wealth. They will leave a portion of their wealth to the city in a trust fund that allows the fund to grow over a period of time and then is available for the city to use a portion of the interest to support specific park and recreation facilities or programs that are designated by the trustee. • Public/Private Partnerships (PPP) – Partnerships are a very effective method for leveraging Edmond’s resources to the greatest extent possible. These partnerships should be based on formal agreements and supported by a policy approved by the Parks and Recreation Board and City Council. Partnerships are joint development funding sources or operational funding sources between two separate agencies, such as two government entities, a non-profit and a city department, or a private business and a city agency. Two partners jointly develop revenue producing park and recreation facilities and share risk, operational costs, responsibilities and asset management, based on the strengths and weaknesses of each partner.

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• Corporate Sponsorships - This revenue funding source allows corporations to invest in the development or enhancement of new or existing facilities in park systems. Sponsorships are also highly used for programs and events. • Catering Permits and Services - Similar to user fees, this is a license to allow caterers to work in the park system on a permit basis with a set fee or a percentage of food sales returning to the city. Also, many cities have their own catering service and receive a percentage of dollars off the sale of their food. These funds can be used to off-set debt service or fund a dedicated capital improvement budget. • Pouring Rights - Private soft drink companies that execute agreements with the city for exclusive pouring rights within park facilities. A portion of the gross sales goes back to the city to off-set debt service or fund a dedicated capital improvement budget. • Concession Management - Concession management is from retail sales or rentals of soft goods, hard goods, or consumable items. The city either contracts for the service or receives a set amount of the gross percentage or the full revenue dollars that incorporates a profit after expenses. • Private Concessionaires - Contract with a private business to provide and operate desirable recreational activities financed, constructed, and operated by the private sector, with additional compensation paid to the city. • Naming Rights - Many cities and counties have turned to selling the naming rights for new buildings or renovation of existing buildings and parks for the development cost associated with the improvement. • Advertising Sales - This revenue source is for the sale of tasteful and appropriate advertising on park and recreation related items such as in the city’s program guide, on scoreboards, dasher boards and other visible products or services that are consumable or permanent that exposes the product or service to many people.

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Appendix SOURCES OF INFORMATION 1. Edmond Plan IV http://www.edmondok.com/DocumentCenter/View/1626 2. Strategic Plan – Edmond City Council 2012-2013 http://issuu.com/cityofedmond/docs/12-13_strategic_plan 3. City of Edmond - 2012 Citizen Satisfaction Study www.edmondok.com/documentcenter 4. Edmond Bike Plan – 2012 http://edmondok.com/index.aspx?nid=955 5. Edmond Trails and Sidewalk Master Plan – 1999 http://www.edmondok.com/DocumentCenter/View/767 6. Green Infrastructure Initiative http://www.edmondok.com/DocumentCenter/View/421 7. Green Infrastructure Report and Recommendations 2012 http://www.edmondok.com/DocumentCenter/View/1627 http://www.edmondok.com/DocumentCenter/View/1629 8. Edmond Parks and Recreation Master Plan Citizen and User Survey – Survey Monkey (included in this document) 9. National Recreation and Parks Association www.nrpa.org 10. The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) www.acogok.org 11. Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department www.okc.gov/parks 12. United States Tennis Association www.usta.com 13. United States Golf Association www.usga.org 14. Oklahoma City Core to Shore Plan http://www.okc.gov/planning/coretoshore

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Edmond master plan is on Thursday meeting agenda Consultants will meet Thursday for the final public meeting to discuss Edmond’s Parks and Recreation master plan. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Community Center. March 14, 2013 The Oklahoman www.newsok.com is the website for The Oklahoman. By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer dbaldwin@opubco.com EDMOND — City officials will hold the final public meeting Thursday to discuss Edmond’s Parks and Recreation master plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Community Center, 28 E Main. City officials hired Jacobs Engineering Firm, of Oklahoma City, a year ago to develop a plan that will address short and long-term goals of the city. City council members included implementation of the new master plan in the city’s 2012 strategic plan. Advisory board members, elected officials and city staff will use the plan to shape future plans and projects within the parks and recreation system. Four primary steps went into the creation of the master plan: inventory of the existing properties, assessing the level of services, short- and long-term planning and writing the master plan. Community input has been collected from hundreds of citizen surveys, public meetings and needs assessment. Thursday’s meeting will seek additional input on the findings and action plans. City council members included implementation of the new master plan in the city’s 2012 strategic plan. Advisory board members, elected officials and city staff will use the plan to shape future plans and projects within the parks and recreation system.

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2012 CITIZEN AND USER SURVEY RESULTS Edmond Parks & Recreation Master Plan

1. How long have you lived in Edmond? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Less than 2 years

4.8%

25

2 to 5 years

15.9%

82

6 to 10 years

20.7%

107

11 to 20 years

22.8%

118

Over 20 years

35.8%

185

answered question

517

skipped question

5

Response

Response

Percent

Count

2. The number of children in your household?

One

12.1%

63

Two

28.8%

150

Three

11.5%

60

Four or more

6.5%

34

No children in household

41.0%

213

answered question

520

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3. The age groups of children in your household? Response

Response

Percent

Count

0 - 5 years of age

21.7%

68

6 - 10 years of age

37.1%

116

11 - 13 years of age

17.6%

55

14 - 18 years of age

23.6%

74

answered question

313

skipped question

209

Response

Response

Percent

Count

4. How many currently live your household?

One individual

5.2%

26

Two

39.6%

199

Three

16.1%

81

Four

24.9%

125

Five or more

14.1%

71

answered question

502

skipped question

20

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5. Does your household currently include seniors? (people over the age of 65) Response

Response

Percent

Count

Yes

20.8%

108

No

79.2%

410

answered question

518

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Within the past year, how often have you and/or your household members visited the following park facilities in the City of Edmond? Twice a

At least

At least

At least

weekly

monthly

quarterly

16.5% (79)

19.6% (94)

26.1% (125)

23.8% (114)

14.0% (67)

479

1.8% (8)

5.0% (22)

7.3% (32)

33.5% (147)

52.4% (230)

439

20.8% (101)

20.2% (98)

23.7% (115)

23.3% (113)

12.1% (59)

486

Pelican Bay Water Park

5.2% (24)

6.7% (31)

8.0% (37)

32.5% (151)

47.7% (222)

465

Soccer Complex

5.9% (27)

4.1% (19)

3.1% (14)

8.5% (39)

78.4% (360)

459

1.5% (7)

2.2% (10)

1.5% (7)

4.4% (20)

90.3% (410)

454

Neighborhood Parks & Playgrounds

20.6% (97)

23.8% (112)

23.0% (108)

13.2% (62)

19.4% (91)

470

City facilities at Arcadia Lake

3.2% (15)

7.0% (33)

16.4% (77)

36.0% (169)

37.3% (175)

469

21.8% (107)

9.8% (48)

12.0% (59)

17.3% (85)

39.1% (192)

491

5.1% (24)

18.3% (86)

24.6% (116)

25.7% (121)

26.3% (124)

471

21.4% (102)

1.9% (9)

3.2% (15)

8.2% (39)

65.3% (311)

476

12.7% (16)

7.1% (9)

1.6% (2)

3.2% (4)

75.4% (95)

126

Mitch Park outdoor facilities The MAC @ Mitch Park Hafer Park

Bickham Rudkin Adult Softball Complex

KickingBird Golf Course Festival Market Place KickingBird Tennis Other

year or

Never

less

Other

Response Count

39

answered question

521

skipped question

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Q1. Within the past year, how often have you and/or your household members visited the following park facilities in the City of Edmond?

1

Dog Parks

Jul 18, 2012 2:03 PM

2

Dog Park. Golf at KickingBird four times weekly. Wonderful facilities and management.

Jul 18, 2012 12:42 PM

3

KickingBird is the best managed public golf course in the metropolitan area.

Jul 17, 2012 6:54 PM

4

Kickingbird is in desperate need of a remodeled clubhouse. The existing facility is 41 years old and is in poor condition. The restrooms and locker rooms are poorly plumbed and ventilated. The grill/eating area is rundown. The ceilings look like there have been many leaks, the windows offer poor insulation and ceiling fans look like they are covered in mold. What should be a piece of civic pride for the city of Edmond is, instead, something of an embarrassment. I have guests from out of town who love the golf course, but think the clubhouse is a joke. Imagine if a new two story clubhouse with banquet room facilities was available. With the best view in the city, the demand would be overwhelming. The course already pays for itself and a new clubhouse would be something that Edmond could point to with pride.

Jul 5, 2012 9:16 PM

5

Equestrian trails at Lake Arcadia

Jul 3, 2012 5:58 AM

6

-Hafer Park baseball fields, mediocre at best, could use a well designed expansion. -The bottom of the chainlink backstop on the south YMCA practice field on N Kelly should have been repaired 7-8 years ago. Still as bad as it was then, balls rolling out on busy N Kelly -Mitch Park athletic fields need to be rebuilt, with an emphasis on the two north fields being much closer to level. After they are rebuilt, all need to watered regularly. Spring, Summer, & Fall out they are in rock hard pathetic shape!

7

Our son plays Lacrosse, so whoever is providing those facilities sees us quite often.

May 31, 2012 10:06 AM

8

Baseball fields at Hafer

May 28, 2012 11:47 AM

9

33rd Street dog park

May 25, 2012 4:53 PM

10

Kickingbird Golf course is really the central park for Edmond and it adds great aesthetic value to our city. It has substantial economic impact through junior, adult and senior golf tournaments that bring out of town guest to Edmond. The one need it has is for clubhouse renovation and addition as well as a teaching facility.

May 24, 2012 5:26 PM

11

Particularly enjoy the outdoor concerts at Hafer Park and at the Mitch Park Ampitheater

May 15, 2012 1:17 PM

12

Dog Park and Bickham/Rudkin

May 15, 2012 9:17 AM

13

Lacrosse fields for our great Edmond Lacrosse Club.

May 15, 2012 8:53 AM

14

Move the Farmers Market to Mitch Park where there is more parking and room to move around. It is too crowded and hard to park in the present location. We do not shop it because of the present location.

May 14, 2012 8:04 PM

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Q1. Within the past year, how often have you and/or your household members visited the following park facilities in the City of Edmond?

15

Dog Park

May 14, 2012 2:42 PM

16

I have 13 grandchildren and we utilize Hafer, Chitwood and Stephenson Park (used it for the all school high school reunion as well) and we thoroughly enjoy all the parks, as well as Arcadia Lake.

May 14, 2012 8:17 AM

17

Mitch Park lacrosse fields and lacrosse wall

May 13, 2012 10:30 PM

18

Dog Park

May 11, 2012 6:26 PM

19

would love to do all plus have water feature like downtown OKC just got

May 11, 2012 2:55 PM

20

Edmond Racquet Club and public tennis courts

May 11, 2012 12:11 PM

21

The KB tennis facility needs more funding. Are you aware of how many play tennis there on a weekly basis?? They need more money to upgrade facilities

May 10, 2012 11:37 PM

22

Kickenbird Tennis Courts are in poor shape and poorly maintained. Edmond should support much better facilities. The demand for them is there.

May 10, 2012 8:49 PM

23

I used to go to Kickingbird Tennis several times a week, but I decided that since I have a choice in who gets our tennis money I would give it to a facility that has better customer service. The staff at Oak Tree and ERC are more friendly and gracious than the Kickingbird Tennis staff and the kids programs are much better at ERC.

May 10, 2012 4:28 PM

24

Lacrosse Fields at Cheyenne weekly

May 10, 2012 4:28 PM

25

Please more tennis courts and get the inside facility roof fixed.

May 10, 2012 3:49 PM

26

Wish Edmond had more tennis courts -- especially indoor courts!

May 10, 2012 3:17 PM

27

Kickingbird could be a total jewel for our community. We are far behind Tulsa and it's suburbs in tennis facilities. This is a great recreation place and we need to expand and upgrade. Many many adults and youth are served here all year long. Indoor offers opportunity for recreation in wind, heat or inclement weather. One of the few winter sports for exercise. Its a lifetime sport, serving young and old alike, and all genders. People also use the facility from 5am in winter for the college teams practice until 10PM 7 days per week. Highly utilized.

May 10, 2012 3:07 PM

28

The Museum Located in Stephenson Park

May 9, 2012 2:08 PM

29

Edmond historical Museum and park next door

May 9, 2012 1:17 PM

30

YMCA 3x weekly

May 8, 2012 3:12 PM

31

The Dog Park off 33rd St.

May 8, 2012 11:36 AM

32

Lacrosse fields at Cheyenne School

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

33

We haven't lived here long and don't know where the parks are and what they have to offer.

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

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Q1. Within the past year, how often have you and/or your household members visited the following park facilities in the City of Edmond?

34

Edmond Dog Park

May 8, 2012 11:21 AM

35

This all seems to be gear towards trying to build support for trails system. Please know that there is no way that the trails will be allowed to go thru Chimney Hill.

May 5, 2012 11:21 AM

36

Cycling on multi use paths

Apr 27, 2012 10:18 PM

37

I go to a fit stop at 129 W Hurd (about). I use the equipment and the walking trail

Apr 23, 2012 6:36 PM

38

I put At least once a week on Hafer,. We just found that park and love it and will be taking several walks a week there!

Apr 20, 2012 12:05 PM

39

Every nice day of the school year, a group of us meet with our kids at the westborough neighborhood park. We would love to see some more school age appropriate equipment and maybe a pavilion.

Apr 20, 2012 11:16 AM

7. How often do you use the Edmond trails for walking, running and other? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Several times a week

12.7%

65

At least weekly

10.1%

52

Several times a month

14.4%

74

Once a month

9.2%

47

A few times during the summer

26.3%

135

Not at all

27.3%

140

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In an expansion plan for the trail network, where would you like to see additional development happen? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Within the core of the City

23.2%

116

Connecting to schools

17.2%

86

Connection to downtown

20.0%

100

In natural environments

42.3%

211

34.3%

171

31.7%

158

Linking into a regional network

21.2%

106

Not sure

23.2%

116

Along streets with appropriate set backs Over to Arcadia Lake and around the lake

Other

27

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Q1. In an expansion plan for the trail network, where would you like to see additional development happen?

1

Edmond has an opportunity to build a world class trail system and I am in favor of any action necessary to accomplish the plan.

Jul 18, 2012 10:55 AM

2

Not a concern

Jul 18, 2012 7:10 AM

3

does not matter, close to or in town

Jun 27, 2012 3:45 PM

4

Edmond

Jun 11, 2012 8:33 PM

5

bike to work is very limited/ unsafe

Jun 6, 2012 10:25 PM

6

Need for additional parking space at Hafer Park during baseball season.

Jun 4, 2012 1:16 PM

7

Equestrian Trails!

May 31, 2012 10:06 AM

8

Connecting shopping

May 15, 2012 8:53 AM

9

connecting to neighborhood sidewalks

May 10, 2012 10:11 PM

10

more courts at Kickingbird!!!

May 10, 2012 9:18 PM

11

Road biking

May 10, 2012 8:39 PM

12

East of I-35 and North of 2nd st

May 10, 2012 10:16 AM

13

What is the comparative long-term cost of each?

May 9, 2012 10:08 PM

14

Anywhere possible. We should do more walking and use of our bodies than gasoline

May 9, 2012 2:08 PM

15

Connecting neighborhoods

May 9, 2012 9:48 AM

16

Edm needs more bike/hike trails - separated from car traffic. preferably loop trails

May 9, 2012 9:41 AM

17

Along east Covell Rd from Air Depot to Coltrane to connec with the rest of Edmond

May 8, 2012 9:24 PM

18

free access by residents to arcadia

May 8, 2012 6:01 PM

19

these would be tremendous for our city

May 8, 2012 5:06 PM

20

Throughout the neighborhoods to create "green belts" where people live.

May 8, 2012 2:32 PM

21

Would like to see Edmond buy available land to create many more open natural parks like 33rd st park..

May 8, 2012 12:38 PM

22

connecting existing parks

May 8, 2012 11:28 AM

23

Not wanting to take any part of people's yards for expansion.

May 6, 2012 2:51 PM

24

not thru Chimney Hill

May 5, 2012 11:21 AM

25

would like to see it connect more northward and east

May 2, 2012 12:54 PM

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Q1. In an expansion plan for the trail network, where would you like to see additional development happen?

26

Everywhere else

Apr 27, 2012 10:18 PM

27

BIKING LANES AND TRAILS!!!!!!

Apr 25, 2012 4:32 PM

9. Does someone in your household participate in Edmond Area Recreation Programs? (select one or more responses below) Response

Response

Percent

Count

Youth (under the age of 17)

34.4%

177

Adult (17 - 64 years old)

19.3%

99

Senior (65 + years old)

8.0%

41

None

45.1%

232

answered question

514

skipped question

8

10. Define the Quality of Recreation Programs that you have experienced? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Excellent

19.2%

97

Good

35.7%

180

Needs some improvement

14.9%

75

Needs much improvement

5.6%

28

Do not know/ not familiar

24.6%

124

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11. Define the Quality of Sports Programs that you have experienced? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Excellent

18.8%

95

Good

32.4%

164

Needs some improvement

13.8%

70

Needs much improvement

5.5%

28

Do not know/ not familiar

29.4%

149

answered question

506

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12. If the Edmond area organizations offered more recreation or sports programs, would you or other household members be interested in participating, and in what age group needs to be served most? (select one or more responses below) Response

Response

Percent

Count

Youth (under the age of 12)

39.4%

201

Teen (13 - 17 years old)

23.3%

119

Adult

45.5%

232

Senior (65+ years old)

16.1%

82

No interest

10.8%

55

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For youth aged (under the age of 12) participants what types of recreation programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top (3). Response

Response

Percent

Count

Soccer

13.8%

52

Swimming

36.1%

136

Basketball

23.1%

87

Wrestling

3.2%

12

Lacrosse

7.2%

27

Dancing

9.8%

37

Tennis

27.9%

105

T-ball

9.8%

37

Golf

29.4%

111

Volleyball

8.0%

30

Canoeing

11.1%

42

Special needs activities

8.2%

31

Football

7.7%

29

Cheerleading

3.7%

14

Track

10.9%

41

Softball

7.2%

27

Soccer for kids

10.9%

41

Ice Hockey

1.9%

7

Karate

6.6%

25

Ice Skating

3.2%

12

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For youth aged (under the age of 12) participants what types of recreation programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top (3). Multi sports camp

20.7%

78

Sports for under 6 years of age

8.8%

33

Ballet

3.7%

14

Off road bicycling

11.4%

43

Nature/reading/music

17.2%

65

6.6%

25

Art

19.4%

73

After school programs

23.1%

87

Home school programs/noncompetitive programs

Other (please specify)

36

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Q1. For youth aged (under the age of 12) participants what types of recreation programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top (3).

1

Current city provided are sufficient unless the program is profit generating.

Jul 20, 2012 9:35 AM

2

Cycling trails

Jul 18, 2012 10:55 AM

3

summer programs

Jul 17, 2012 10:30 PM

4

Cycling on road/path

Jul 7, 2012 12:24 PM

5

running for kids

Jun 21, 2012 4:45 PM

6

improve Hafer park facilities

Jun 19, 2012 6:44 AM

7

Baseball facilities

Jun 14, 2012 9:59 PM

8

Baseball

Jun 12, 2012 3:20 PM

9

Baseball

Jun 11, 2012 8:33 PM

10

baseball

Jun 9, 2012 8:24 AM

11

Top regional youth baseball complex like Chickasha

Jun 8, 2012 11:25 AM

12

Baseball

Jun 3, 2012 10:11 AM

13

baseball

Jun 2, 2012 10:57 AM

14

Baseball facilities need major upgrades

May 31, 2012 5:46 PM

15

BASEBALL

May 31, 2012 11:01 AM

16

Baseball

May 29, 2012 11:20 PM

17

Baseball

May 28, 2012 11:47 AM

18

Baseball

May 27, 2012 5:36 PM

19

Baseball

May 25, 2012 10:44 PM

20

baseball

May 24, 2012 5:11 PM

21

baseball

May 24, 2012 3:37 PM

22

Baseball

May 24, 2012 2:46 PM

23

baseball- Hafer Parks baseball fields are in much need of improvement. After traveling around the state and even to some neighboring states, it is a shame the same fields and facilities are being used almost 30 years after I played on them. The choices of basketball courts for children could not be much worse. My 8 year old team had to drive all the way to northwest expressway to find a facility to use. The schools have plenty of gyms but no one is allowed to use them, and the Y has so many activities in there 2 gyms, it is nearly impossible to find a time they are not being use.

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Q1. For youth aged (under the age of 12) participants what types of recreation programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top (3).

24

non-violent martial arts

May 15, 2012 9:17 AM

25

Please, please, add lacrosse, it is growing faster than any other sport and it takes a lot of room to play!

May 15, 2012 8:53 AM

26

swimming

May 10, 2012 10:11 PM

27

Educational programs

May 10, 2012 12:41 PM

28

Baseball

May 9, 2012 10:30 AM

29

Baseball

May 8, 2012 7:13 PM

30

Horseback riding

May 8, 2012 4:09 PM

31

Indoor Lacrosse

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

32

Fishing

May 7, 2012 5:44 PM

33

camps for obesity

May 6, 2012 2:51 PM

34

Trails for road cycling

Apr 30, 2012 9:39 AM

35

Competitive home school programs

Apr 20, 2012 12:33 PM

36

Cooking with young children

Apr 20, 2012 12:29 PM

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For teen aged (ages 13 - 17) participants what types of recreation programs would like to see added/increased. Please pick your top (3). Response

Response

Percent

Count

Soccer

13.9%

44

Swimming

28.7%

91

Baseball

17.7%

56

Tennis

26.5%

84

Gymnastics

6.0%

19

Wrestling

1.6%

5

Softball

8.8%

28

Aerobics

3.8%

12

Volleyball

11.4%

36

Track

8.8%

28

Cross Country running

12.0%

38

Basketball

19.2%

61

Non-competitive sports

19.9%

63

Dance

8.2%

26

Cooking

16.4%

52

Summer programs

31.2%

99

Running with exercise equipment

8.5%

27

Canoeing

13.2%

42

Off road bicycling

15.8%

50

Music/Art

23.7%

75

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For teen aged (ages 13 - 17) participants what types of recreation programs would like to see added/increased. Please pick your top (3). After school programs

22.1% Other (please specify)

70

39

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Q1. For teen aged (ages 13 - 17) participants what types of recreation programs would like to see added/increased. Please pick your top (3).

1

Same

Jul 20, 2012 9:35 AM

2

Golf

Jul 18, 2012 2:03 PM

3

Cycling trails

Jul 18, 2012 10:55 AM

4

Golf

Jul 18, 2012 7:12 AM

5

Golf

Jul 18, 2012 6:06 AM

6

golf

Jul 17, 2012 6:36 PM

7

Golf

Jul 17, 2012 5:58 PM

8

Horse shoes! Bocci

Jul 17, 2012 5:40 PM

9

Golf

Jul 17, 2012 5:34 PM

10

Cycling

Jul 7, 2012 12:24 PM

11

Cheap priced swimming pools,

Jun 22, 2012 9:10 PM

12

United States

Jun 11, 2012 8:33 PM

13

Golf

Jun 3, 2012 10:11 AM

14

Golf and Speed & Agility

Jun 1, 2012 4:41 PM

15

golf

May 28, 2012 11:23 AM

16

basketball, basketball, basketball!!! and improvents to Hafer Park Baseball fields

May 24, 2012 2:35 PM

17

Lacrosse, please help lacrosse grow in our area, we can draw out-of-state teams with the right facilities.

May 15, 2012 8:53 AM

18

Golf

May 13, 2012 8:09 PM

19

Yoga

May 13, 2012 6:13 AM

20

Skateboarding

May 10, 2012 8:06 PM

21

Lacrosse

May 10, 2012 4:28 PM

22

Golf

May 10, 2012 3:32 PM

23

Golf for teens

May 10, 2012 3:07 PM

24

Educational programs

May 10, 2012 12:41 PM

25

Lacrosse

May 10, 2012 11:18 AM

26

lacrosse

May 9, 2012 9:18 PM

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Q1. For teen aged (ages 13 - 17) participants what types of recreation programs would like to see added/increased. Please pick your top (3).

27

Lacrosse

May 9, 2012 4:09 PM

28

Lacrosse

May 9, 2012 3:52 PM

29

lacrosse

May 9, 2012 10:02 AM

30

Homeschooling courses/support

May 9, 2012 9:37 AM

31

Horseback Riding

May 8, 2012 4:09 PM

32

lacrosse

May 8, 2012 12:02 PM

33

Lacrosse

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

34

Lacrosse

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

35

Update the Mitch Park Amphitheatre dressing rooms to include window a/c units and bathrooms.

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

36

Lacrosse

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

37

Lacrosse

May 8, 2012 11:08 AM

38

Trails for road Cycling

Apr 30, 2012 9:39 AM

39

S.T.E.M. programming

Apr 20, 2012 11:08 AM

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For adult aged participats what types of recreation programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top three (3).

Exercise/fitness/yoga/Pilates/Tai

Response

Response

Percent

Count

35.1%

156

Water aerobics

13.0%

58

Basketball

4.5%

20

Dances/dance classes

11.9%

53

Writing

2.7%

12

Softball

7.2%

32

Dog Training

10.6%

47

Tennis

28.5%

127

Art Classes

11.2%

50

Golf Lessons

21.1%

94

Racquetball

5.4%

24

Indoor soccer

3.4%

15

Clean up the city programs

6.7%

30

Spanish/language classes

9.7%

43

Ping Pong

4.0%

18

Football/flag football

4.0%

18

Book clubs

6.3%

28

Golf/golf tournaments

23.8%

106

Art/music

12.6%

56

Track

1.1%

5

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For adult aged participats what types of recreation programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top three (3). Activities for moms with toddlers

9.4%

42

Volleyball

4.7%

21

Cycling/bike riding

18.2%

81

Photography

14.2%

63

Rollerblading

2.9%

13

Swimming/lap lanes

13.7%

61

Co-ed soccer

2.0%

9

Baseball

4.3%

19

Soccer

2.2%

10

Family nights

20.0%

89

Weight lifting

2.9%

13

Co-ed softball

6.1%

27

Cooking

13.9%

62

Walking on outdoor trails

28.5%

127

Other (please specify)

35

answered question

445

skipped question

77

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Q1. For adult aged participats what types of recreation programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top three (3).

1

Same

Jul 20, 2012 9:35 AM

2

Pickle Ball

Jul 18, 2012 4:19 PM

3

Indoor Walking for adults

Jul 18, 2012 12:00 PM

4

Need another Golf Course

Jul 18, 2012 8:36 AM

5

Outdoor running/walking trails

Jul 17, 2012 6:53 PM

6

You need an area/box where we can add constructive criticism such as remodeling our aging golf course and its facilities.

Jun 26, 2012 6:05 PM

7

non competitive adult swim

Jun 25, 2012 8:23 PM

8

road bike trails and a more friendly environment

Jun 24, 2012 7:29 PM

9

Pickle ball facility in gym

Jun 12, 2012 11:49 AM

10

Edmond

Jun 11, 2012 8:33 PM

11

none

Jun 6, 2012 10:25 PM

12

Bicycle lane on selected roads

May 24, 2012 5:26 PM

13

disc golf

May 18, 2012 10:29 AM

14

how to sell on ebay, have more adult classes available in evening and weekends because many adults work during weekdays, took square dancing lessons and that was well work the time and money

May 15, 2012 1:17 PM

15

Bird Watching

May 15, 2012 11:39 AM

16

Lacrosse

May 13, 2012 10:30 PM

17

More tennis courts at Kickingbird

May 10, 2012 9:18 PM

18

Badminton indoor

May 10, 2012 8:06 PM

19

need more courts at Kickingbird and better indoor facility

May 10, 2012 3:20 PM

20

Tennis #1. Kickingbird needs Indoor Courts & Updgrades

May 10, 2012 3:07 PM

21

Lacrosse

May 10, 2012 11:18 AM

22

It is not the city's job to provide receation for me!

May 9, 2012 10:08 PM

23

roller hockey

May 9, 2012 4:36 PM

24

Lacrosse

May 9, 2012 3:52 PM

25

Gardening

May 9, 2012 11:28 AM

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Q1. For adult aged participats what types of recreation programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top three (3).

26

canoe/kayaking

May 9, 2012 10:02 AM

27

Zumba

May 8, 2012 8:28 PM

28

free access for arcadia for residents

May 8, 2012 6:01 PM

29

Dedicated bike lanes--away from roads

May 8, 2012 3:41 PM

30

Zumba

May 8, 2012 1:00 PM

31

More important than building facilities now is acquiring more open land now for future expansion of City owned natural land.

May 8, 2012 12:38 PM

32

Build sidewalks so people can walk places

May 8, 2012 12:18 PM

33

adult lacrosse/trails for running/

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

34

Bridge / Cards for regular non senior adults would be fun too

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

35

Group Running

Apr 20, 2012 1:11 PM

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For seniors aged (ages 65+) participants what types of recreaction programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top (3). Response

Response

Percent

Count

Exercise/fitness

49.6%

134

Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi

28.5%

77

Golf/lessons

27.8%

75

Music

10.0%

27

Programs for the under priveged

12.2%

33

Strength building

33.7%

91

Swimming/lap lanes

18.1%

49

Gardening

28.9%

78

Museum visits

14.8%

40

Walking programs

38.5%

104

Indoor aquatics

21.1%

57

Bridge/cards

14.4%

39

Other (please specify)

23

answered question

270

skipped question

252

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Q1. For seniors aged (ages 65+) participants what types of recreaction programs would you like to see added/increased? Please pick your top (3).

1

Same

Jul 20, 2012 9:35 AM

2

Picklde Ball

Jul 18, 2012 4:19 PM

3

bicycling

Jul 17, 2012 7:06 PM

4

Outdoor running/walking trails. (Not programs but facilities).

Jul 17, 2012 6:53 PM

5

Pickle ball facility

Jun 12, 2012 11:49 AM

6

none

Jun 6, 2012 10:25 PM

7

Seniors Softball

May 31, 2012 8:58 AM

8

disc golf

May 18, 2012 10:29 AM

9

Upgraded Golf Course Facilities

May 15, 2012 12:40 PM

10

Bird Watching

May 15, 2012 11:39 AM

11

Tennis

May 14, 2012 10:04 AM

12

Tennis

May 13, 2012 5:29 PM

13

Disabled activities

May 13, 2012 6:13 AM

14

Trips

May 10, 2012 8:06 PM

15

TENNIS

May 10, 2012 5:40 PM

16

Tennis

May 10, 2012 3:27 PM

17

Tennis

May 10, 2012 3:12 PM

18

Tai chi

May 10, 2012 2:54 PM

19

Not the city's responsibility.

May 9, 2012 10:08 PM

20

group cycling

May 9, 2012 9:10 PM

21

ballroom dancing

May 8, 2012 11:46 AM

22

Cycling

Apr 27, 2012 10:18 PM

23

NA

Apr 20, 2012 12:05 PM

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17. How often does your family visit Pelican Bay Water Park during the swimming season? Response

Response

Percent

Count

Several times a week

2.0%

10

At least weekly

4.7%

24

Several times a month

5.3%

27

Once a month

6.5%

33

A few times during the summer

28.5%

145

Not at all

53.0%

269

answered question

508

skipped question

14

18. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

Water related improvements?

Response

Response

Percent

Count

37.2%

45

46.3%

56

32.2%

39

23.1%

28

38.8%

47

30.6%

37

answered question

121

skipped question

401

Seating & seating area improvements?

More kids amentities?

More separate adult amentities?

Facilities, parking & concessions?

Other items?

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Water related improvements? 3

Do not use Pelican Bay!! I'm 73 & and do not need

Jul 18, 2012 4:19 PM

4

Lazy river feature

Jul 18, 2012 1:36 PM

8

More, larger slides

Jul 17, 2012 10:30 PM

12

DIVING BOARDS!!!

Jul 17, 2012 6:54 PM

13

Diving boards. More slides

Jul 17, 2012 6:12 PM

14

bigger slides

Jul 8, 2012 10:26 PM

18

Larger pool size-always too crowded

Jun 19, 2012 10:12 PM

19

No

Jun 15, 2012 3:37 PM

21

no opinion

Jun 8, 2012 11:25 AM

23

Move slides and pools

Jun 4, 2012 3:35 PM

25

More pool space

May 31, 2012 5:46 PM

26

more slides/diving boards or other activities

May 30, 2012 1:40 PM

27

Diving boards. Concession improvements-a bigger menu.

May 30, 2012 9:50 AM

28

More rides

May 29, 2012 11:20 PM

33

A water feature park area, multiple pools, better slides

May 17, 2012 7:57 AM

34

x

May 16, 2012 11:10 AM

35

An area more designed to swimming

May 14, 2012 8:17 AM

36

Indoor swimming for all year round.

May 11, 2012 6:26 PM

43

Pool to swim

May 10, 2012 7:37 PM

45

More slides

May 10, 2012 4:39 PM

46

3

May 10, 2012 4:39 PM

47

open sooner and later in the year

May 10, 2012 4:28 PM

49

Yes

May 10, 2012 3:32 PM

53

Diving Boards

May 10, 2012 2:45 PM

55

N/A

May 10, 2012 11:18 AM

57

Yes

May 9, 2012 11:57 PM

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Q1. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

58

more slides

May 9, 2012 4:36 PM

68

It seems like every time we go, the place is shut down mid-day b/c someone pooed in the water.

May 9, 2012 8:37 AM

70

Yes

May 9, 2012 7:31 AM

73

Clearer water, not so warm in summer

May 8, 2012 11:13 PM

74

More pool space, gets very crowded

May 8, 2012 10:43 PM

80

4

May 8, 2012 7:13 PM

81

yes

May 8, 2012 6:01 PM

83

cleaner

May 8, 2012 5:06 PM

85

smoother bottom of pool to stop tearing up feet

May 8, 2012 4:09 PM

87

a couple lanes for swimming laps

May 8, 2012 3:32 PM

88

bigger water slides

May 8, 2012 3:18 PM

89

Make sure the toddler water fountain area works

May 8, 2012 2:07 PM

102

Always need new fun water slides/equipment/diving boards

May 8, 2012 11:38 AM

109

Make it bigger

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

110

Park needs to be expanded.

May 7, 2012 5:44 PM

112

bigger slides, and high dive

May 2, 2012 12:54 PM

118

New water feature to replace divingboard and a newer playground for little kids

Apr 20, 2012 12:09 PM

119

NA

Apr 20, 2012 12:05 PM

120

Quicker 'recovery time' from accidents at pool

Apr 20, 2012 11:31 AM

Seating & seating area improvements? 3

the exsposure,

Jul 18, 2012 4:19 PM

4

More shade

Jul 18, 2012 1:36 PM

11

improved seating

Jul 17, 2012 7:22 PM

14

more shade

Jul 8, 2012 10:26 PM

18

More chairs, more shade

Jun 19, 2012 10:12 PM

19

Yes

Jun 15, 2012 3:37 PM

20

more seating

Jun 13, 2012 1:44 PM

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Q1. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

24

More lounge chairs

Jun 1, 2012 4:41 PM

33

Larger facility with more capacity

May 17, 2012 7:57 AM

35

Needs more picnic area for parties etc

May 14, 2012 8:17 AM

37

More shaded areas

May 11, 2012 10:44 AM

39

More seating

May 11, 2012 6:50 AM

40

more seating areas

May 10, 2012 10:45 PM

45

More tables and lounge chairs

May 10, 2012 4:39 PM

46

4

May 10, 2012 4:39 PM

47

more shaded seating

May 10, 2012 4:28 PM

49

Yes

May 10, 2012 3:32 PM

53

More chairs

May 10, 2012 2:45 PM

55

N/A

May 10, 2012 11:18 AM

57

Yes

May 9, 2012 11:57 PM

62

more seating with covered areas to get out of the sun

May 9, 2012 2:08 PM

63

More covered seating

May 9, 2012 1:17 PM

64

MORE SHADDED AREAS TO SIT

May 9, 2012 10:50 AM

66

More seating

May 9, 2012 9:53 AM

70

Yes

May 9, 2012 7:31 AM

72

X

May 8, 2012 11:48 PM

73

More covered areas

May 8, 2012 11:13 PM

74

More dining or lounge chairs

May 8, 2012 10:43 PM

75

more seating!!!

May 8, 2012 10:27 PM

80

3

May 8, 2012 7:13 PM

81

yes

May 8, 2012 6:01 PM

84

More covered seating

May 8, 2012 4:15 PM

85

more shady areas

May 8, 2012 4:09 PM

86

more chairs and shade4

May 8, 2012 3:42 PM

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Q1. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

89

More covered areas

May 8, 2012 2:07 PM

90

More shaded seating

May 8, 2012 1:56 PM

93

More shaded areas added.

May 8, 2012 12:59 PM

94

Seating under new large fast growing shade trees. We need more of this is all parks.

May 8, 2012 12:38 PM

97

more umbrellas/shaded sitting

May 8, 2012 12:22 PM

99

More chairs so you don't have to go as soon as it opens to get one

May 8, 2012 12:02 PM

101

Seating for now swimmers for free, this would allow grandparents to take children swimming and watch over them without the added expense, when they are not pertisipating

May 8, 2012 11:43 AM

102

Could expand seating

May 8, 2012 11:38 AM

103

More shaded areas.

May 8, 2012 11:35 AM

105

More seating areas with tables

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

106

more shade

May 8, 2012 11:28 AM

107

More seating areas

May 8, 2012 11:28 AM

108

Needs seating for spectators such as birthday party guest not swimming

May 8, 2012 11:26 AM

109

More shade

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

111

more shaded seating

May 7, 2012 1:23 PM

112

more shaded seating

May 2, 2012 12:54 PM

113

More seating

May 1, 2012 10:10 AM

115

more covered seating areas

Apr 24, 2012 5:25 PM

118

More chairs and tables

Apr 20, 2012 12:09 PM

119

NA

Apr 20, 2012 12:05 PM

120

Covered seating

Apr 20, 2012 11:31 AM

121

Better shade structures

Apr 20, 2012 11:08 AM More kids amentities?

5

More slides for kids

Jul 18, 2012 8:57 AM

11

more fore small kids

Jul 17, 2012 7:22 PM

19

Yes

Jun 15, 2012 3:37 PM

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Q1. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

24

Another water slide, diving pool w/high & low boards

Jun 1, 2012 4:41 PM

25

More youth amenities

May 31, 2012 5:46 PM

29

More slides.

May 29, 2012 9:37 PM

35

More items for toddlers and more actual swimming activities

May 14, 2012 8:17 AM

40

yep

May 10, 2012 10:45 PM

47

bigger slides, high dive

May 10, 2012 4:28 PM

48

yes

May 10, 2012 3:39 PM

49

Yes

May 10, 2012 3:32 PM

53

bigger young child area

May 10, 2012 2:45 PM

55

N/A

May 10, 2012 11:18 AM

56

splash water added to existing public parks

May 10, 2012 10:16 AM

57

Yes

May 9, 2012 11:57 PM

59

More kid activities where they don't wait in line

May 9, 2012 4:15 PM

62

more splash pads that don't break

May 9, 2012 2:08 PM

63

More activities for small children

May 9, 2012 1:17 PM

66

Separated little kids area away from bigger kids

May 9, 2012 9:53 AM

71

more safety

May 8, 2012 11:50 PM

73

Kids area is slippery

May 8, 2012 11:13 PM

77

I would assume you can never have too many kids amenities

May 8, 2012 9:24 PM

80

4

May 8, 2012 7:13 PM

83

shade

May 8, 2012 5:06 PM

85

more areas that over 48" kids can play

May 8, 2012 4:09 PM

89

Another aquatic center on the west side of Edmond, Pelican bay gets very crowded

May 8, 2012 2:07 PM

91

Area for toddlers and babies

May 8, 2012 1:42 PM

93

enlarge toddler area.

May 8, 2012 12:59 PM

96

Safer small kids area

May 8, 2012 12:27 PM

100

yes

May 8, 2012 11:44 AM

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Q1. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

102

More for older youth(teenagers)

May 8, 2012 11:38 AM

105

younger kids

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

106

wave pool?

May 8, 2012 11:28 AM

109

You need more facilities. See what Colorado has done

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

111

life jacket check-out or rental

May 7, 2012 1:23 PM

115

more small slides

Apr 24, 2012 5:25 PM

118

Something to do outside of water. Playground or game center

Apr 20, 2012 12:09 PM

119

NA

Apr 20, 2012 12:05 PM

120

Playground inside

Apr 20, 2012 11:31 AM More separate adult amentities?

2

yes

Jul 19, 2012 10:45 AM

11

seperate area for seniors

Jul 17, 2012 7:22 PM

15

Lap swim and water exercise

Jul 7, 2012 12:24 PM

17

yes and teenage stuff

Jun 24, 2012 7:29 PM

19

Yes

Jun 15, 2012 3:37 PM

25

Adult areas

May 31, 2012 5:46 PM

29

Bigger floating areas and a lazy river all the way around the pool.

May 29, 2012 9:37 PM

30

Times with no kids allowed

May 28, 2012 11:47 AM

38

In area for adults would be nice

May 11, 2012 8:43 AM

42

Yes aqua aerobics sessions

May 10, 2012 8:06 PM

46

2

May 10, 2012 4:39 PM

55

N/A

May 10, 2012 11:18 AM

57

Yes. Older kids too

May 9, 2012 11:57 PM

60

yes

May 9, 2012 4:09 PM

61

There needs to be another swimming rec center. That accommodates more memberships and isn't geared to such young kids.

May 9, 2012 3:54 PM

70

Yes

May 9, 2012 7:31 AM

73

Swimming lanes

May 8, 2012 11:13 PM

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80

0

May 8, 2012 7:13 PM

81

yes

May 8, 2012 6:01 PM

82

yes

May 8, 2012 5:42 PM

87

a couple lanes for swimming laps, adult night once a week?

May 8, 2012 3:32 PM

89

Nothing

May 8, 2012 2:07 PM

98

yes

May 8, 2012 12:03 PM

102

Pool with lap lanes

May 8, 2012 11:38 AM

105

no

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

109

No

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

115

no

Apr 24, 2012 5:25 PM

119

NA

Apr 20, 2012 12:05 PM Facilities, parking & concessions?

1

2

Jul 19, 2012 4:04 PM

2

yes

Jul 19, 2012 10:45 AM

4

Healthy food choices

Jul 18, 2012 1:36 PM

6

better chipping greens at Kickingbird

Jul 18, 2012 8:00 AM

9

INCREASED PARKING

Jul 17, 2012 10:05 PM

19

No

Jun 15, 2012 3:37 PM

24

Parking

Jun 1, 2012 4:41 PM

25

Parking is horrible

May 31, 2012 5:46 PM

26

more parking

May 30, 2012 1:40 PM

30

Parking

May 28, 2012 11:47 AM

31

Healthier food

May 22, 2012 11:10 AM

32

I think we need to add another water park

May 18, 2012 7:11 PM

34

x

May 16, 2012 11:10 AM

35

Parking is horrible

May 14, 2012 8:17 AM

38

Yes, need more parking

May 11, 2012 8:43 AM

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Q1. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

39

Healthier selections

May 11, 2012 6:50 AM

46

1

May 10, 2012 4:39 PM

49

Yes

May 10, 2012 3:32 PM

50

More parking

May 10, 2012 3:17 PM

52

Parking ,restaurants

May 10, 2012 2:54 PM

54

concessions

May 10, 2012 12:41 PM

55

N/A

May 10, 2012 11:18 AM

57

Parking

May 9, 2012 11:57 PM

59

More parking

May 9, 2012 4:15 PM

63

More parking

May 9, 2012 1:17 PM

64

HAMBURGERS/HOT DOGS

May 9, 2012 10:50 AM

66

More parking and better healthier concessions

May 9, 2012 9:53 AM

71

parking

May 8, 2012 11:50 PM

72

X

May 8, 2012 11:48 PM

73

More parking

May 8, 2012 11:13 PM

74

Parking

May 8, 2012 10:43 PM

75

more parking!!

May 8, 2012 10:27 PM

79

More parking

May 8, 2012 7:50 PM

80

3

May 8, 2012 7:13 PM

84

Picnic areas to bring in food or cheaper pricing on food.

May 8, 2012 4:15 PM

85

more parking

May 8, 2012 4:09 PM

89

Nothing, it's great!

May 8, 2012 2:07 PM

90

Allowing outside food & drinks to be brought in would be great.

May 8, 2012 1:56 PM

105

area to bring in your own picnic food

May 8, 2012 11:31 AM

106

allow people to bring in drinks/snacks as admission price is already quite high

May 8, 2012 11:28 AM

109

More parking

May 8, 2012 11:25 AM

114

yes

Apr 27, 2012 8:40 AM

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Q1. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

115

bigger concession area

Apr 24, 2012 5:25 PM

118

More parking. Maybe a real cafe. Like restuarant with sandwiches or something other than snacks and junk food

Apr 20, 2012 12:09 PM

119

NA

Apr 20, 2012 12:05 PM

120

Fun summer concessions

Apr 20, 2012 11:31 AM

121

Better/more parking - seems to be vacant space to the south that has not been developed

Apr 20, 2012 11:08 AM

Other items? 7

DOme so it could be used yr round

Jul 17, 2012 10:37 PM

10

We think the cost of the admission is to high, we buy grandkids passes, they can not afford it.

Jul 17, 2012 8:54 PM

16

Improve the clubhouse at Kickingbird. The current facility is 41 years old. The practice area is limited. Now Lincoln Park, the principle competitor to Kickingbird, is getting a new clubhouse. Edmond should be ashamed.

Jul 5, 2012 9:16 PM

17

too kiddie oriented

Jun 24, 2012 7:29 PM

22

allow to bring water and healthy snacks

Jun 6, 2012 10:25 PM

23

Not closing the pools for lifeguard breaks. Have a rotation.

Jun 4, 2012 3:35 PM

41

every other time we have been there it has been closed down because of someone throwing up or a diaper leaking. Find a better way to handle this than to close the whole thing down.

May 10, 2012 10:11 PM

44

Too crowded! can't even swim

May 10, 2012 5:59 PM

47

fees adjusted. It is too expensive for a public facility. $18 for a mom and 2 kids to go

May 10, 2012 4:28 PM

49

Large pool area.

May 10, 2012 3:32 PM

51

Too crowded to go!!!!!!!

May 10, 2012 2:54 PM

55

N/A

May 10, 2012 11:18 AM

59

Lower cost

May 9, 2012 4:15 PM

63

Better food choices

May 9, 2012 1:17 PM

65

more shaded areas to get out of the sun

May 9, 2012 10:02 AM

66

More special pricing opportunities

May 9, 2012 9:53 AM

67

Lower the price

May 9, 2012 9:37 AM

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Q1. What facilities would you like to added to Pelican Bay Water Park?

68

Could the whole park be a bit larger? That would be great!

May 9, 2012 8:37 AM

69

Not sure

May 9, 2012 8:05 AM

76

Better hours, open earlier in the mornings

May 8, 2012 9:55 PM

78

more family membershipsfor people who live in Edmond an have OKC water bills

May 8, 2012 8:28 PM

80

0

May 8, 2012 7:13 PM

81

more shaded areas including part of pool

May 8, 2012 6:01 PM

84

Limit the number of daycares there at once.

May 8, 2012 4:15 PM

90

The hours of the pool are terrible for families with small children that nap in the afternoon. Another great reason for morning hours is avoiding the hottest part of the day. There must be some way to allow for swim lessons and pool hours before 11 am.

May 8, 2012 1:56 PM

91

Price: it is expensive

May 8, 2012 1:42 PM

92

non swimming admission

May 8, 2012 1:11 PM

95

The bathrooms need improvement. Season passes are too expensive.

May 8, 2012 12:30 PM

96

Reasonable pricing

May 8, 2012 12:27 PM

97

Longer hours, ability to bring a cooler with n/a items

May 8, 2012 12:22 PM

104

more shade and cheaper prices!

May 8, 2012 11:32 AM

106

better (longer) hours, particularly on weekends

May 8, 2012 11:28 AM

114

more shade areas

Apr 27, 2012 8:40 AM

116

Cleanliness!!!!

Apr 20, 2012 1:11 PM

117

More public swimming facilities

Apr 20, 2012 12:33 PM

118

New bathrooms

Apr 20, 2012 12:09 PM

119

NA

Apr 20, 2012 12:05 PM

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19. Which park facilities are most needed in Edmond? Please respond to each line in order of importance. 4=Strong Need; 3=Average Need; 2= Low Need; 1=Not Needed; 0=No Opinion Response

Response

Percent

Count

More connected trails for walking/biking

Nature trails

Larger senior center facility

Open space/natural areas

Facilities for water recreation

Community garden space

Spray park

Recreation centers

Playground equipment

85.7%

397

82.7%

383

76.7%

355

77.3%

358

79.9%

370

77.1%

357

79.0%

366

77.1%

357

76.9%

356

76.9%

356

79.0%

366

82.3%

381

79.0%

366

Large covered picnic pavilion (100200 people)

Gymnasium (for basketball, volleyball, etc)

Outdoor pool (for free swimming, play/recreation activities)

An indoor athletic facility (for soccer/football, etc.)

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19. Which park facilities are most needed in Edmond? Please respond to each line in order of importance. 4=Strong Need; 3=Average Need; 2= Low Need; 1=Not Needed; 0=No Opinion Expansion pool area

Indoor ice rink

Multiuse sports fields

Municipal golf course

Tennis Courts

75.8%

351

76.0%

352

76.5%

354

79.3%

367

84.2%

390

76.2%

353

76.7%

355

76.5%

354

74.5%

345

75.8%

351

74.7%

346

75.4%

349

76.7%

355

answered question

463

skipped question

59

Extreme sports arean for BMX bicycling, paintball, etc.

Basketball Courts

Baseball Fields

Soccer Fields

Dog Park

Skate Park

Frisbee Golf/Disc Golf

Practice sports field space (not lighted, not irrigated)

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20. In order to develop and maintain park improvements, how do you feel about supporting the following funding options? Please respond to each item in order of importance. 4=Strong Support; 3=Average Support; 2=Low Support; 1=No Support; 0=No Opinion

Non-resident user fees

Resident user fees

Corporate Advertising

Voter approved bond programs

Response

Response

Percent

Count

94.6%

441

94.6%

441

94.6%

441

97.9%

456

answered question

466

skipped question

56

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