P&R Master Plan

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The City of Frederick knows that parks and recreation programming are essential! These spaces provide so much to our community, especially our youth. To ensure that our parks and programming grow along with our City, we have embarked on a Parks and Recreation Masterplan with the support of GreenPlay, LLC. This plan provides guidance for future development and redevelopment of the City’s parks, recreation programming, and facilities. To meet short and long-term objectives, this master park plan will be comprehensive will include significant opportunities for public involvement to ensure parks and parks investments meet the desires of the growth, and public demand within the community.  The plan will incorporate energy efficiency and sustainable strategies, evaluate collaborative opportunities with other entities, and explore accessibility opportunities within the current infrastructure. Let's get started! 

  1. Phase 1
  2. Phase 2

Phase One begins with GreenPlay conducting initial visits to our parks and speaking with stakeholders identified by City P&R.


The Parks and Recreation Department invited more than 150 stakeholders to participate in Focus Groups and Stakeholder Meetings during the week of March 22, 2021. These invitees include permit/field users, local organizations, elected officials, City staff, and other community members.

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, the findings from this initial research will be shared with the public and additional public comment will be taken. Please join us for that conversation:

March 30, 2021 at 6PM
Watch via Channel 99 (TV or Online)

How to Provide Public Comment:

  • Via Phone: Call 301-600-1213. 
    • Comments will be limited to five minutes and offered during the public comment agenda item (per usual meeting protocols). 
    • Callers will be placed in a queue upon calling. 
  • Via Written Comment: eComment via Granicus
    • To e-comment, an account must be created - it takes only a few moments! 



For questions regarding this process or plan, please contact Deputy Director, Parks and Recreation, at bsmith@cityoffrederickmd.gov..