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City of Folsom Park Planning


Park planning is guided by the City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  The Parks and Recreation Commission has been working on an update to the Parks and REcreation Master Plan.  The process schedule is to present the recommendation to the City Council in 2014.

What is the Parks and Recreation Master Plan?

The City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Master Plan is an implementation tool that identifies Folsom's diverse recreational facilities and activities and establishes policy for acquisition, development, administration and utilization of Folsom's parks and recreation resources.


In 1989 the City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Master Plan was completed as part of the City of Folsom General Plan. This Master Plan document developed recommendations that reflected the park and recreation needs in the City. 

The document was created with the guidance of the Parks and Recreation Commission, a Citizen's Advisory Committee, public workshops and telephone surveys.

It is important to note that the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a living document subject to change and modification due to changing needs and conditions within the City. In 1995 an update to the Master Plan was commissioned to reflect current community needs and priorities. This update, which identified recreational elements (program) for all undeveloped parks was adopted by the City Council in 1996. The adopted 1996 City of Folsom Parks and Recreation Master Plan was revisited and modified through the adoption of the 2002 Implementation Plan Update. That update re-evaluated the status of park development, the estimated cost of developing the remaining parks, and made recommendations on the prioritization of undeveloped parks.

Adopted 1996 Parks and Recreation Master Plan
(large pdf  - 181 MB)

Adopted 2003 Implementation Plan Update

The Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of completing another update this fiscal year. This update has already reviewed the status of remaining park development, program needs, and funding.  A "Needs Assessment Survey" completed in 2006 was utilized to facilitate the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update.

The Humbug Willow Creek (HBWC) Parkway Master Plan is an additional tool with which the Parks and Recreation Department implements trail develeopment and design standards for properties abutting the Humbug Creek and Willow Creek open spaces.

1994 HBWC Parkway Master Plan
(large pdf - 101 MB)

The Humbug-Willow Creek Design Guidelines were established to implement trail development.  Adopted by City Council on March 24, 1998 by Resolution No. 5632.

1998 HBWC Design Guidelines

Park Planning Staff

James Simpson, Senior Park Planner 355-7249
Jim Konopka, Senior Trails Coordinator 351-3516 jkonopka@folsom.ca.us

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Updated 12/18/2013
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