Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 - Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Parks Master Plan


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks & Natural Resources

Action Requested


Enabling/Regulating Authority


Background Discussion

At the request of the County Commission, the County Administrator directed the Parks & Natural Resources Department to prepare a long range master plan for parks and preserves in Manatee County.

The consultant firm of Kimley-Horn was retained to assist the department in the preparation of the plan to provide guidance and framework for parks infrastructure and recreational services based upon an inventory of parks assets, needs and deficiencies, community input, and community consultation for a vision of Manatee County Parks and Preserve systems.

The work session presentation will cover the topics and visioning process discussed above to obtain commission and community census on future park plans and levels of service.

The implementing mechanisms through funding alternatives and capital improvement plans over 7 years will be presented in the coming months.  Reference will also be made in today's work session to early funding requests beginning in fiscal year 2018 to advance additional improvements for projects in the existing capital improvement plan.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Manatee County Presentation - Parks Master Plan - 2017.pdf