Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan Update

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Couldn't make it to the Sept. 29, 2015 Public Input Meeting?

View the presentation, concept plans and more below in the "Program History" section.

Welcome to the official web portal of our update to the City of Keller Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. Read on for details about the update's timeline, opportunities to offer feedback and more. 

Last updated in 2007, the original Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan was adopted in 1988. This approximately $60,000 project will be the fifth update to that plan, which guides the development of parks and recreation improvements throughout town based on the current and future needs and desires of our citizens.

Our parks, trails and recreation facilities are important to the City of Keller's character and quality of life, and we recognize their draw for residents, business owners and visitors alike. Citizen feedback is critical to this update process, as we work to better serve our residents and plan for the future of our Parks and Recreation amenities. We invite you to stay informed using this site, participate in the online survey and attend our meetings to share your ideas.

All meetings of the Parks and Recreation Board, Planning & Zoning Commission and Keller City Council are open to the public. Planning & Zoning and City Council meetings are additionally streamed live on the city's cable channels (190 for Charter and 31 for Verizon FiOS), and streamed and archived on this website through our Video on Demand service.

Public Input Opportunities

In addition to an online survey and a live-polling public input meeting open to Keller residents in 2014, citizens were invited to attend a joint meeting of the City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, Keller Development Corporation and Parks & Recreation Board on Sept. 29, 2015 to offer feedback on concept plans for the Keller Sports Park, Northeast Park, Milestone Park, Overton Ridge Park and the city's hike & bike trail system. More public input meetings on specific park projects are anticipated in the future; dates will be posted here, the website calendar and through the city's social media outlets.

Existing Features and Facilities 

The City of Keller features more than 300 acres of developed park land, 11 park sites and nearly 19 miles of hike and bike trails. Our Parks and Recreation Department also manages The Keller Pointe, a popular fitness and aquatics facility, and the Keller Senior Activities Center.

 

Program History

Sept. 29, 2015

Miss the meeting? We still want to hear your feedback! View the concept plans, watch the presentation and:

SUBMIT COMMENTS

The public was invited to a joint work session of the Keller City Council Planning & Zoning Commission, Keller Development Corporation and Parks & Recreation Board to view concept plans and offer their feedback on the Keller Sports Park, Northeast Park, Overton Ridge Park, Milestone Park and updates to the hike/bike trail system.

Hike & Bike Trail:

 

Sept. 15, 2015
The Keller City Council approved its FY 2015-2016 budget, including funding for park capital improvement projects.

Aug. 25, 2015
A Keller City Council work session focused on budget proposals for FY 2015-2016, including park projects included in the 5-Year Capital Improvements Program.

July 20, 2015
The Keller Development Corporation approved its FY 2015-16 budget, funding park capital improvement projects including design and construction consulting fees for Keller Sports Park and Northeast Park, construction of a dog park, expansion of the trail system and the Keller-Smithfield Activity Node parking lot, and more.

June 30, 2015
Revisions to the 5-Year Capital Improvements Program were presented to the Keller City Council during a work session, including plans for park improvements through FY 2020.

May 12, 2015
The Keller City Council, Keller Development Corporation and Parks & Recreation Board held a joint work session to receive a more detailed presentation on SportsPlex USA and discuss options.

April 9, 2015
Members of the Keller Parks & Recreation board toured the city's undeveloped park properties.

Feb. 17, 2015
The Keller City Council discussed projects included in the 2015-2019 Capital Improvements Program.

Jan. 13, 2015
The Keller Development Corporation received a presentation regarding Sportsplex USA.

Jan. 8, 2015
The Keller Parks & Recreation Board received a presentation regarding Sportsplex USA.

Dec. 16, 2014
The Keller Parks & Recreation Board received a presentation regarding Sportsplex USA, a potential public-private partnership opportunity at the Keller Sports Park.

Sept. 4, 2014
The Keller City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, Keller Development Corporation and Parks & Recreation Board held a joint work session to receive additional information on the results of a citizen survey focused on parks and recreation amenities.

July 29, 2014
The Keller City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, Keller Development Corporation and Parks & Recreation Board held a joint work session to receive an update on the master plan process and offer their feedback.

March 13, 2014

The Parks & Recreation Board received an update on the master plan update process.

Feb. 27, 2014
A few dozen citizens attended the first Public Input Meeting, offering comments on existing and future facilities and participating in a keypad poll.

Jan. 14, 2014
The Keller City Council received the same presentation on the master plan update process and had the opportunity to voice their wants and needs for future park and recreation facilities during a special work session.

Jan. 13, 2014
Members of both the Parks and Recreation Board and the Planning & Zoning Commission received a presentation on the process of the master plan update and discussed what they would like to see incorporated into the update.

December 2013
Keller Parks and Recreation officials and the project consultants met with several key stakeholders to launch discussions about community wants and needs, and to have preliminary discussions on the potential for future partnerships on parks and recreation needs. These stakeholder meetings included representatives from:

  • Neighboring Cities (North Richland Hills, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake and Fort Worth)
  • Keller Independent School District
  • Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce
  • Keller Business Connections
  • Keller Youth Association
  • Keller Soccer Association
  • Keller Horse Owners Association
  • Keller ISD Rodeo Teams
  • Keller Alliance Tennis Charter
  • Keller Senior Activities Center patricipants
  • City of Keller Public Arts Board
  • City of Keller Economic Development Board
  • Old Town Keller business owners

Oct. 15, 2013
The Keller City Council approved a planning and design contract with Vista Planning and Design to serve as professional consultants for the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan Update. 

 

Questions regarding the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan update and/or requests for more information should be directed to:

Cody Maberry, Community Services Director            
Phone: 817-743-4002
cmaberry@cityofkeller.com