Our Park Master Plan

Do you love being outdoors and enjoying Winchester’s parks and open space? Do you have ideas about what should be improved? We need your input!


Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation Department has hired Omnes, a landscape architecture, planning and art consultant, to develop a new master plan for Winchester that will guide future investment and improvements in your parks. Omnes will guide the five-month planning process, which will include three public engagement sessions. The planning process is community-driven, with the voices of all informing strategies for both improvement and implementation of new parks.   

 

The project will kickoff in April, when Omnes will be in town to talk with community members about your experiences and ideas for parks and recreation in Winchester. If you’d like to set up a time to for a conversation with you or your community organization, please use the contact info below.

 

Access to high-quality, accessible parks and open space is critical for the health and well-being of all people. These important spaces in our communities also support economic viability, climate resilience, and connected communities. The goal for Winchester’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan is to establish an achievable vision for equitable park access for all, one in which every person in Winchester can reach and enjoy a park within a 10-minute walk of their home.

The project is generously funded through a grant awarded to the City of Winchester by the National Recreation and Park Association’s 10 Minute Walk Initiative, which strives to ensure there’s a great park within a 10-minute walk of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America.

 

For more information, please contact: Deborah Jackson, wccpr.programming@gmail.com