The objectives include enhancing community wellness, preserving natural areas, providing recreational and educational opportunities, and improving the quality of life for residents.
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Funding is allocated through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and approved annually by the County Council, based on projections and priorities.
Residents can attend public meetings, participate in advisory committees, and provide feedback during various stages of the planning and review process.
For the most current information, residents should refer to the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation website or contact their office directly.
Changes and delays are typically communicated through public meetings, updates on the county’s website, and direct communications to stakeholders.
The county gathers community input, conducts environmental assessments, and collaborates with various departments and stakeholders to ensure projects are balanced and beneficial.
Typical phases include planning, community input, design, funding approval, construction, and finally maintenance and operation.
Projects are prioritized based on community needs, environmental impact, available funding, and strategic long-term planning.
Yes, there are often opportunities for volunteers and community groups to contribute through various initiatives and programs.
The county implements maintenance plans, engages in regular assessments, and involves the community in upkeep and sustainability efforts. The Division also employees a Natural Resources Manager who oversees many of the sustainability practices we offer.
Safety and accessibility are integral parts of the design process, adhering to regulations and best practices to ensure parks are safe and accessible to all.
Residents can visit the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation website, attend public meetings, or contact the department directly for the latest information and updates.
No, the Master plan is a sketch or concept plan that includes amenities and features approved thru a master plan process. A Park Design often looks differently than a master plan concept but has those same amenities present.
Often times an approved Park Master Plan scope exceeds the ability of a single funded construction project. In these cases, a park project is designed in stages due to funding. "Phased" projects often use the initial phase to prioritize necessary infrastructure for future phases as well as some amenities found on an approved Park Master Plan. It is not uncommon for large Regional Parks to have 3 or more significant construction phases.