A Long-Term Plan for Parks, Recreation Facilities & Trails
The Greenprint was a long-term plan that set goals and strategies for how San José's parks, trails and community centers changed over the last 20 years. In 2016, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services set out to update the Greenprint. However, early in the update process, the San José community expressed the desire to have a plan that focused on taking care of the parks and community facilities we already have, with much less emphasis on building new facilities. Community members also asked to hear more about our programs and services and how we will strengthen our service to the community in the coming years. Thus, the department shifted from a capital-centric to a more people-focused and service-driven plan. ActivateSJ is a community-inspired plan which complements the Greenprint.
Community outreach is an important part of the strategic plan update process. In 2016 and 2017, 22 intercept events were scheduled in the community. Nine focus groups met and received 1,440 responses to the online mapping survey (now closed). Thank you to everyone who participated—your feedback will help shape the future of San José’s parks system.[CS1]
In addition to public input, ActivateSJ is guided by a Steering Committee of diverse community groups and organizations. See a list of members and documents from previous Steering Committee meetings below.
2009 GREENPRINT DOCUMENTS
2000 GREENPRINT DOCUMENTS