Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The City of Brooksville is preparing its first strategic plan for the parks and recreation system in collaboration with Ayres, a planning design and engineering consultant. 


 City of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Master Plan

 This spring the City of Brooksville embarked on the preparation of a city-wide parks and recreation master plan. The City’s parks are a key part of what makes Brooksville such a desirable place to live; and as we grow, we need to strategic plan that will guide decision-making regarding provisions, operations, maintenance, and capital improvements over the next ten years.

 The City aims to provide fair and just access to quality parks, programs, services, and experiences that energize visitors and create life-long users and advocates. In addition, the City endeavors to provide and promote safe, healthy, and enriching recreational and educational opportunities that promote stewardship of Brooksville’s natural and cultural heritage. To do this we want your input!

 What’s been done so far? 

 The City has hired Ayres Associates to create the plan with the guidance of City staff, elected officials, civic leaders, and the community at large.

 Phase 1 Report 

Following discussions with the Council and staff,  and engagements with the community, Ayres has completed the Phase 1: Parks Inventory, Existing Conditions Analysis, and Needs Assessment work and report. 

Click here to see the Phase 1 Report. 

City Council Workshop

A Workshop City Council Meeting was held on May 22nd, 2023 at City Hall to discuss the vision and outlook for Parks and Recreation for the city. The presentation by Ayres can be viewed at this link:

Stakeholder Meetings

Focused meetings were held on May 09, 10, and 12, 2023 with several parks and recreation providers as well as key partners to understand the opportunities and challenges related to the park system within the City.

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Park improvements ideas were shared at the Back-to-School Bash on August 11 at Tom Varn Park

At the City Council Meeting held on August 21, an update on the project was given.


Presentation at meeting

What’s next? 

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The project consultants, Ayres, have completed the Phase 1 Data Collection, Parks Inventory & Assessment in conjunction with an extensive public outreach effort. After the public meeting, they will proceed to the second Parks Master Plan Ideation phase of the project.

 Ultimately, the City Council will adopt the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, and we hope that you will have had a chance to think about the parks, learn about the challenges and opportunities, and add our thoughts. 

 For more information, browse the assessment maps above, that were prepared for the project and the City’s Recreation and Open Space Goals and Policies in City’s Comprehensive Plan.

               City's Comprehensive Plan

Questions? Contact David Howard, Director of Parks and Recreation, Phone: 352-540-3832, Email: