My Mansfield Parks: Projects & Feedback
This is your city, and these are your parks. Public feedback and involvement in all development, renovation and expansion of our parks and recreation system is incredibly crucial to every decision made.
We appreciate Mansfield residents' appreciation for and dedication to our parks, and most of all for your continued participation in the process as we work to grow and improve. Each project is based off needs and desires established in the 2020 Master Plan after nearly two years of feedback with multiple groups of stakeholders as well as data from industry standards and experts. Once underway, all projects also includes opportunities for public feedback in varying degrees and levels of involvement depending on the scope of the work and other factors.
Details on current park projects are available in the pages below, with additional information added as it is available. Upcoming public meetings, surveys and other opportunities for feedback will be posted on these pages as well as on our social media accounts. We also welcome questions, thoughts and ideas at any time via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or with the contact form below. Use the form to send staff a message and/or to sign up for email alerts for news about any of the projects listed.
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Earliest conceptual phase, this is when staff begins to determine the goals, objectives and definition of the project. This includes what amenities and features should be included and what the end result should look like based on the needs identified in the Parks, Recreation & Trails Master Plan.
Varies by project
Project scopes are refined, concept drawings are tweaked and cost estimates are created in this phase. Once completed, the project is sent to MPFDC for direction. Once approved as a project, it is added to the 10-year strategic plan with a project budget defined. Consultants may be retained to assist with scope and project definition.
Varies by project
Consultants are retained to create design plans and construction documents based on the concepts and goals outlined in the previous stages. Parks staff coordinates with City development services and engineering to review and obtain required permits. At this point, park design and construction plans are established and approved by MPFDC and City Council.
|Advertising & Awards||Contracts are advertised for public bidding according to state purchasing requirements. Staff receives and evaluates bids based on what best meets the the budget and project needs and presents their recommendation to MPFDC. Upon MPFDC approval, the project is presented to City Council for approval by resolution.||3-4 months|
Dirt begins to move. Construction includes all phases from first groundbreaking to final landscaping installation. Work is managed by an independent general contractor with a park planner serving as project manager.
Varies by project scope and size
Once park staff has made all final approvals and signed off on the construction, the job is accepted and contracts are closed. Operations and maintenance is transferred to city staff, who will most likely plan a grand opening or ribbon cutting to celebrate the arrival of a new park or facility.