Hanover County Parks and Recreation recently began the process of updating its Department Master Plan. The Hanover County Parks and Recreation Master Plan is a critical component for the department’s ability to plan for future facility and programming needs, as well as to prioritize budget recommendations in order to effectively serve the recreation and leisure interests of Hanover County residents and visitors.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan process has been presented to and endorsed by the Hanover County Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. Additionally, Parks and Recreation staff have completed a current facility analysis and inventoried county wide programming.
Public engagement is a critical component of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan process. There will be two primary components to the public engagement component related to the plan’s development: surveys and public meetings. Survey collection will take place from January 20, 2022 through April 15, 2022. Surveys can be completed online at https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6676357/Hanover-County-Parks-Recreation-Master-Plan-Survey. Paper copies of the survey can be obtained from the Parks and Recreation office during business hours or by contacting the department. Public meetings will be held in-person and online in late spring. Specific dates, times and locations will be listed once confirmed.
The Parks and Recreation Master Plan presentation will be made available immediately after the last public meeting and will be accessible up until the plan is adopted. Parks and Recreation department staff will synthesize public engagement with identified service standards and be prepared to present the draft master plan to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission over the summer. Once endorsed, the plan would require presentation to the Hanover County Facilities Committee, Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors for review and potential adoption.
Hanover County Parks and Recreation provides a diverse and impactful slate of programming opportunities while overseeing 13 recreational facilities, parks, historic sites, trails, and boat launches, which are visited by several million people annually. Residents and visitor feedback is needed.
To stay up to date on the Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, please visit www.hanovercounty.gov/1152/Master-Plan. Contact the department with questions or for additional information at [email protected] or 804-365-7150.