Parks & Recreation Master Plan

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Every ten years the city creates a road map called the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The plan sets a vision for the future of parks and recreation in Tigard and recommends investments the city can make to achieve the community’s vision.

Important priorities set in the last 10-year plan are nearing completion.

Our question for you is… What’s next?


Update: Online Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Parks & Recreation Master Plan survey this fall! The high level of community interest in planning for Parks & Recreation was clear from the 648 surveys received. Many participants walk to the parks closest to their home and enjoy what is available. Ideas for improvement focused on:

  • Unique play areas
  • Additional programming
  • Expanded trail system
  • Tualatin River Access

Click here to View the Results


Every ten years the city creates a road map called the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The plan sets a vision for the future of parks and recreation in Tigard and recommends investments the city can make to achieve the community’s vision.

Important priorities set in the last 10-year plan are nearing completion.

Our question for you is… What’s next?


Update: Online Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Parks & Recreation Master Plan survey this fall! The high level of community interest in planning for Parks & Recreation was clear from the 648 surveys received. Many participants walk to the parks closest to their home and enjoy what is available. Ideas for improvement focused on:

  • Unique play areas
  • Additional programming
  • Expanded trail system
  • Tualatin River Access

Click here to View the Results


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We understand that facility closures, especially playgrounds, can be incredibly difficult for our community. We’d love to hear your stories about park use during the pandemic.The city is looking at the lasting impacts of COVID-19 and how we can best provide our services in the future.

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