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Parks Master Plan Update
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Splash Pad


Over the past 12 years, many of the projects from the Parks Master Plan have been completed and there is now a need to evaluate the success of these projects and to set new goals. 

The City of Talent is experiencing both shifting demographics and population growth. By 2035  over 36% of Talent residents will be over age 60 and an increasingly large Latinx population is calling Talent home.   Over the next 20 years, the population within Talent’s UGB is projected to grow by 41%.  In response to this, the city is currently reviewing its UGB and will likely add more lands.  These changes have further justified the need for an updated parks master plan and the City of Talent has received a grant from the Oregon Park and Recreation Department to complete these updates.  This master plan update will also help to inform the City’s 5-year Capital Improvements Plan.

(schedule subject to change)​

February 13, 2019 
Parks Commission kick-off meeting with consultants for project overview and discussion
Parks Master Plan Presentation #1 

March 13, 2019
Parks Commission Workshop
Parks Master Plan Presentation #2 

March 14, 2019 - April 1, 2019

Parks Master Plan Survey (closes 4/15/2019)
May 8, 2019
Parks Commission Workshop

May 25, 2019
Splash Pad Opening Event
June 12, 2019
Parks Commission Workshop

August 7, 2019
Parks Commission Study Session (Skate Park Discussion)
Staff Report (8/7/2019)

August 14, 2019
Parks Commission Workshop
Draft Parks Master Plan ( updated 8/9/2019)
September 11, 2019
Parks Master Plan Public Hearing

July 1, 2020
Parks Master Plan Public Hearing
Final Draft Park Master Plan
Draft Financial Analysis

  • Identify and serve current and future parks and recreational needs through an integrated park system that provides adequate open space, recreational services and facilities, trails, and stewardship of natural and cultural resources;

  • Provide an accessible and diverse offering of park and recreational facilities and programs to all residents of Talent as demographics shift;

  • Develop an action plan and strategy for prioritizing, phasing, funding, and accomplishing the identified needs;

  • Produce a concept plan detailing improvements to Suncrest Park; and

  • Identify and recommend locations of future pocket parks and develop a park design style guide for such developments.

  • Develop a locally-grounded placemaking strategy for reflecting the diverse identities and visions of the Talent community and support local community members in its implementation

TASK 1:  Project Initiation and Research
Product(s): Memo summarizing needs from city; draft outline of the Parks Master Plan document; preliminary vision statement, goals, and objectives.
Schedule: January 2019

TASK 2:  Review and Assess Previous Planning Efforts
Product(s): Planning and project context memo
Schedule: January 2019

TASK 3:  Park Facility Inventory and Assessment
Product(s): Parks inventory and existing conditions (Chapter in Plan); Parks system map
Schedule: January - February 2019

TASK 4:  Needs Assessment
Product(s): Needs Assessment – Chapter / Appendices in Plan
Schedule: February – March 2019

TASK 5:  Develop Park System Vision and Recommendation for System and Facility Improvements
Product(s): Vision, Goals, and Actions – Chapter(s) in Plan; Park and Trail Recommendations - Chapter(s) in Plan; Land Acquisition Strategy guidelines--Appendix in plan
Schedule: March – April 2019

TASK 6:  Capital Improvement Recommendations and Funding Strategies
Product(s): Capital Improvements and Funding Strategies – Chapter(s) in Plan
Schedule: April 2019

TASK 7:  Concept Plans for Suncrest Park
Product(s): Concept plan (Appendix to Master Plan)
Schedule: February – April 2019

TASK 8:  Design Guide and Location Recommendations for Future Pocket Parks
Product(s): Pocket Park Design Guide and Recommendations (Appendix to Master Plan)
Schedule: May  2019

TASK 9:  Parks Master Plan
Product(s): Draft and Final Parks Master Plans
Schedule: May - July 2019

TASK 10:  Community Placemaking
Product(s): Physical placemaking installation (specifics TBD by community)
Schedule: June – September 2019