The City of Milton envisioned the need for an effective Master Planning effort to guide future development and implementation of a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the Birmingham Park Master Plan and Milton Trails Update. To assist with this goal, the city selected Moreland Altobelli and Associates, including sub consultant Gjertson Design, to prepare community-driven plans that provide recommendations to implement parks, recreation and facilities programming. This was accomplished through a detailed resource inventory and analysis, study of land-use regulations and the development of accurate level of service standards. This Master Plan identifies the recreational needs of the citizens of the City of Milton and it recommends strategies for meeting those needs.
The City of Milton has been charged with a unique task: Provide a Parks and Recreation Master Plan for its community. The City of Milton, city staff and the consultant team, working together with community leaders and the general public, prepared this Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan to serve as the strategic planning tool for making parks, open space, facility and program decisions over the next 20 years. The Master Plan identifies the actions that the city will be required to implement in satisfying the expectations of the community. It includes recommendations that give guidance for improving programs, creating a financially responsible organization, identifying potential land acquisitions, protecting natural open space, integrating existing and ongoing City of Milton planning efforts, improving and establishing new facilities, and instituting continuous parks and recreation improvement processes.