Parks Master Plan

Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails Master Plan
Based on the input of the community and City leadership, this Master Plan will guide parks and recreation development within DeSoto in the next 5, 10, and 20-year time periods. Strategies have been developed to support and expand on previous planning efforts to assist the Parks and Recreation Department in moving the recreation offerings of the City into the future.

Purpose
In order to remain eligible for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant program, the City is required to update its Parks and Recreation Master Plan every five years or before major developments occur. The last Plan was released seven years ago in 2011, with the City’s Comprehensive Plan being released in 2015. The 2020 update will combine previous considerations along with updated ideas to develop a current plan.

The information provided serves as a starting point and gives the City an understanding of the next steps to take in advance the quality and image of its parks system.