Fate will offer a variety of park, recreation, and trail amenities for active and passive users.

Park and recreation amenities are an important quality of life factor and are often the deciding factor for potential residents when they are searching for a new place to live. Fate today has a growing park and trail system which includes several privately maintained parks within residential subdivisions. As the community continues to grow, it will be important to provide equitable access to park space and diverse amenities that are reflective of the community needs and desires.

The goals in this section are focused on improving access to parks and park amenities and providing programming that meets a variety of interests. In total there are 15 total strategies related to places to play, one of which is considered high priority for implementation.

Completed
In-Progress
Future


S = Short-Term (1-3 years), M = Mid-Term (3-5 years), L = Long-Term (5+ years)
O = Ongoing, strategies that should continue throughout the planning period

Goal PP-1

Improve access for all residents to public park spaces.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
In-Progess
PP-1.1
Continue to implement the park recommendations from the most current Park and Trails Master Plan.
Investment
O
Community Services & Building Safety (Parks)
In-Progess
PP-1.2
Regularly review fees and land dedication requirements to ensure open space is preserved and that the requirements reflect the true cost of constructing a park with amenities.
Policy
S
City Manager
Future
PP-1.3
Expand existing trail system to connect existing and future park space.
Investment
O
Planning & Development
In-Progess
PP-1.4
Develop a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan update to guide future development of parks and recreation facilities.
Study
L
Planning & Development
Future
PP-1.5
Explore shared use agreements with the school districts for public access to outdoor recreational and sports facilities.
Operations
O
City Manager

Goal PP-2

Provide park and recreation amenities that are inclusive and accessible to all residents.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
In-Progess
PP-2.1
Promote diversity in park type and amenities to allow for a variety of recreation opportunities.
Policy
O
City Manager
In-Progess
PP-2.2
Set a target for parks level of service and routinely update as population grows.
Policy
S
City Manager
In-Progess
PP-2.3
Maintain minimum safety and maintenance standards for all types of parks.
Policy
O
Community Services & Building Safety (Parks)
Future
PP-2.4
Explore opportunities to provide all-inclusive play equipment in parks.
Investment
S
Community Services & Building Safety (Parks)
In-Progess
PP-2.5
Create development standards for each park classification to guide future development and improvement efforts.
Policy
S
Community Services & Building Safety (Parks)

Goal PP-3

Work with partners to offer recreation amenities and programming that address a variety of community interests.

Stage
Reference Number
Strategy
Type of Strategy
Timeframe
High Priority
Implementing Agency
Future
PP-3.1
Establish a Parks & Recreation Department as the park system expands.
Operations
M
City Manager
In-Progess
PP-3.2
Continue to pursue funding opportunities for the development, improvement, and maintenance of parks.
Operations
O
City Manager
Future
PP-3.3
Assess the feasibility of a multi-generational recreation center as population growth occurs and demand for recreation increases.
Study
L
Community Services & Building Safety (Parks)
Future
PP-3.4
Identify and adopt policies to restore, improve, and protect key natural resources and wildlife habitat assets within the city.
Policy, Study
S
Planning & Development
Future
PP-3.5
Explore the feasibility of developing a sports complex within Fate to serve as a regional draw.
Study
L
Community Services & Building Safety (Parks)