This Parks and Recreation Vision Plan demonstrates the importance of parks and recreation to Saint Paul’s quality of life. It will ensure that Saint Paul's park and recreation system continues to be one of the best in the nation, thereby helping to make Saint Paul the Most Livable City in America.
To make sure the park and recreation system remains at the highest quality, it needs to keep it in top-notch condition while responding both to the changing recreation needs of a dynamic city and to fiscal realities. This is a tall order. At times, we may need to make choices among competing needs. This Vision Plan is designed as a guide to decision making. It portrays a broad yet simple vision for the future and describes priority actions for reaching that vision. It focuses on how we will create active lifestyles, vibrant places and a vital environment by responding creatively to change, innovating with every decision and connecting the entire City.