Weldon Spring City-wide Parks & Greenway Master Plan 2022
PDF: Draft Weldon Spring Park & Greenway Master Plan 2022
The City of Weldon Spring hired Planning Design Studio (PDS) to create a City-wide Plan in late 2021. PDS created Weldon Spring City Park's Master Plan in 2015 and St. Charles County Greenway Master Plan in 2020 for Great Rivers Greenway.
What is a Master Plan and how is one made?
Parks master plans ensure that a city is meeting the recreational needs of the community and that recreational needs will continue to be met as a community changes over time. Having a high quality system of parks, greenways, and recreation opportunities increases the quality of life for residents and helps to create an attractive and desirable place to live. Parks and greenway master plans focus on improving the physical structure and components of a city’s parks and its greenway network. The City of Weldon Spring, Missouri embarked on a Parks and Greenway Master Plan with the landscape architecture and park planning consultants at Planning Design Studio in July of 2021. The goal of the master plan is to guide development of Weldon Spring’s parks and greenways over the next decade. Parks and greenway master plans are community-driven, meaning that public input is a critical component in the planning process. This ensures that the plan’s recommendations are tailored to the needs and desires of the unique community. Parks and greenway master plans build community support and enthusiasm for park improvements and new recreation facilities. Park master plans create a blueprint for implementing needed capital improvement projects. Strategically identifying and prioritizing projects allows the city to make the best use of available funds to achieve a high quality recreation system. The plan also helps to identify funding strategies for the implementation of improvements. These strategies can multiply the impact of invested capital by making use of creative alternate funding strategies.
THE PARK MASTER PLANNING PROCESS
The Weldon Spring parks and recreation master planning process includes three primary phases:
1. Data Collection
2. Analysis & Concept Development
3. Master Plan Development