Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update


The City is updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan! If you want to be involved in this process, please join us at any of the eight pop-up sessions, community workshops, and the online survey. We want to hear your vision!

Pop-up Events                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Meet Me At Reed on April 21st 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Downtown Farmers' Market (intersection of Third St. and Arizona Ave.) on April 25th 8am - noon                                                                                                                                                        Swim Center Pool Deck (upstairs) on April 26th 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Arts & Literary Festival on April 28th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beach (Plaza at intersection of Ocean Park Blvd and Bike Path) on May 12th 2:00 - 5:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                Clover Park on May 20th noon - 2:00 pm
Douglas Park on June 2nd 10:00 am - noon
Summer SOULstice Main St. Event on June 24th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Community Workshop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Workshop #1: August 25, 2018 from 10:00 am - noon at the Civic Center Auditorium East Wing                                                                                                                                              Workshop #2: January 2019



  • Partners: MIG, Inc.
  • Budget: $488,706
  • Location: Parks and Recreation Facilities City-wide



















  • December 12, 2017: City Council selects MIG, Inc. as consultant team (Staff Report Item 8.B)
  • April 21, 2017: Community engagement kick-off
  • July 2019: Draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan update complete and open for public review and comment (TENTATIVE)
  • August 2019: City Council approval of Final Parks and Recreation Master Plan update (TENTATIVE)


The City is updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PRMP), originally adopted in 1997 by City Council, with the help of MIG, Inc. The Plan set forth strategies, goals, and a vision for Santa Monica’s park and recreation system over the next 20 years. Many of the 1997 PRMP’s strategies were accomplished, but the remaining initiatives in combination with the growing need for open space necessitate a broad analysis of parks and recreation facilities, programming usage, and innovative funding strategies.

The overall goal of the Plan update is to establish a framework for long-range guidance and planning of parks, open space, beach, and community recreation for the next 20 years. The Plan will aim to attract broad public outreach from Santa Monica’s diverse community to develop the vision, goals, and objectives. Opportunities for community engagement include pop-ups across the city, community workshops, and an online map-based survey. The updated PRMP will be a forward thinking document that builds upon the legacy of Santa Monica’s stewardship of its parks, beach, and recreational facilities. It will identify opportunities for preserving this legacy while directing the future creation of new opportunities to meet the needs of the community. It will provide the City and community with a road map for enhancing the City’s park system through best management practices, funding options, programmatic trends that support creative use of parks and responsive urban design.


City Council approves award contract to MIG, Inc. for the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update (Staff Report to City Council, Item 8.B)