WHAT IS THE MASTER PLAN?
The Master Plan will guide decision-making for the future development and management of parks, recreation facilities, beaches and open space within the City of Oxnard (City). The master plan is a planning document, intended to set goals, objectives, and standards for the City. It identifies potential enhancement projects at the City’s public parks, focusing on recommendations that could enhance park and recreation opportunities for residents. These potential upgrades and/or enhancement projects could gradually be implemented to improve the public park system. Not all of these projects can or should be implemented over the coming years; however, the Master Plan includes criteria that can help City identify projects to include within the annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Master Plan is consistent with the Parks and Recreation Element of the City’s General Plan.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE MASTER PLAN?
The master plan has been adopted by Oxnard City Council on February 16, 2021.
- PDF: Parks & Recreation Master Plan – Final
- PDF: Parks & Recreation Master Plan – Appendices – Final
The draft Master Plan was reviewed by the following groups:
- November 4, 2020: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission
- December 9, 2020: Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission
- January 12, 2021: Community Services Committee
- February 16, 2021: Oxnard City Council adoption
HOW WAS THE MASTER PLAN CREATED?
For over two years, City staff worked with a consultant to engage Oxnard’s diverse community for feedback. More than 1,000 residents contributed to the draft Master Plan through participation in community workshops, online survey and mailed surveys.
Public and staff participation extended throughout the entire process and included qualitative and quantitative research involving internal and external stakeholders. Over the course of the Master Plan process, public participation was a key component by including 29 public meetings and events.