Why Do We Need A Plan. Assists the Township and specifically the Community Recreation Department in identifying recreation needs within the community.Assists in determining the most effective and efficient methods of improving existing facilities and programs as well as providing facilities and pr
1. Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2011-2015 Current Plan (2006-2010)
Expires on December 31, 2010
2. Why Do We Need A Plan Assists the Township and specifically the Community Recreation Department in identifying recreation needs within the community.
Assists in determining the most effective and efficient methods of improving existing facilities and programs as well as providing facilities and programs beyond those that currently exist.
Qualifies the community for recreation grants which are administered through the MDNR Grants Management Section.
3. MDNR Requirements Recreation Planning Guidelines and Checklist
Basis for Action
4. Commission Knows
Grosse Ile is a unique island community within the Detroit River. The Township has much to offer residents including high quality neighborhoods and significant natural features.
In order to maintain and improve quality of life for its
residents, the Township has taken an active role in the
delivery of recreation opportunities.
5. The Planning Process Allows Community Participation In 1986, a group of residents formed a committee to determine if the community would support a public recreation department. After months of hard work, the community supported a recreation millage by just single digits.
Since the first millage and creation of the department, the Recreation Commission has involved the community as a whole in planning process.
The community forums and public workshops provide valuable information in meeting the high standards expected by the Township residents.
6. Community Description What makes Grosse Ile Special and Unique
Grosse Ile Township is a 10.44 square mile island
The Detroit River surrounds the Township forming the Trenton
Channel and an international border with Canada
Grosse Ile is a distinctive island with a rich history
Grosse Ile has unique recreational opportunities with the
Detroit River being one of the busiest waterways in the world
Valuable resources that must be protected and provide environmental, educational and recreational benefits
The residents and their passion for this special place
7. Community Description Every five years, the commission reviews and discusses the
Socioeconomic Characteristic of the community during the planning
Persons with Disabilities
8. Community Description Every five years, the commission reviews and discusses the
Physical Characteristics of the community during the planning
-Existing Land Use
-Submersed Aquatic Beds
9. Administrative Structure
Community Recreation Commission
Recreation Department Staff
Department of Public Services
Public School District (Major facility provider)
10. Administrative Structure Cooperative efforts and partnerships are very important in the
administration of public recreational services. The planning process provides
regular reviews and discussions about these important relationships
-Open Space/Greenways Committee
-Island Beautification Committee
-Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy
-Grosse Ile Alliance for the Arts
-Grosse Ile Educational Foundation
-Grosse Ile Commerce and Airport Committees
-GISA & GIYRA
-Grosse Ile Garden Club
11. Administrative Structure Budget Analysis
The Community Recreation Commission is responsible for the oversight
of four (4)budget funds:
-Water’s Edge Fund
-Centennial Farm Fund
-Festival Commission Fund
12. Administrative Structure Other Recreation Related Millages
The Community Recreation Commission makes certain other public
recreation related funds are documented in the plan. Federal, State
and County grants require documentation for eligibility.
-Open Space Maintenance Millage
-Bike Path Maintenance Millage
Developing a complete inventory of recreation facilities, programs, and events is an essential component of a five year Recreation Master Plan because it provides a base of information to use in developing the action program.
Understanding what facilities, programs and events are available to the
residents of Grosse Ile will assist in decision-making in the future. The
inventory covers the following listed components:
Public Recreation Facilities (Township-Owned)
Semi-Public Recreation Facilities
Public School Facilities
Private Recreation Facilities
Township Recreation Programs
15. Basis for Action Plan Previous sections of the plan provide valuable insight all aspects of parks and recreation system.
This section of the plan evaluates the information to best understand the needs and priorities for park land, recreation facilities, and programs in the community.
16. Basis for Action Public Participation
Invited community groups to discuss specific topics
Following the focus group discussions, an evening public workshop was held in order to collect input from the residents.
17. Basis for Action Existing Park Land Analysis
The National Recreation and Park Association provides a
recommended park classification system. Each park
category has its own set of size requirements, service area
and functions as follows: How do these standards relate to Grosse Ile?
18. Basis for Action Facilities Analysis
This analysis takes in to account a variety of factors
including existing conditions within the Township,
information obtained from focus group sessions and public
workshop, the character of the community, programming
needs and site conditions.
19. Basis for Action Facility Analysis (Facilities Continued)
Court Sports (basketball, tennis, volleyball, ect.)
20. Basis for Action Recreation Programming
Each year, the Recreation Department along with other groups offering activities and programs, analyze participation trends for all programs offered.
There are a few main components that contribute to the success of
recreation programming that should be considered when planning.
Please consider the following components:
21. Basis for Action Plan Contributing Components
New Facility Opportunities: For example, expansion of
the bike path system creates new opportunities for
longer rides or walks and new nature trails can expand
Diversity of Services: A diverse range of activities,
events, programs, and educational experiences for all ages
22. Basis for Action Plan Contributing Components
Cooperation and Communication: Greater coordination
and collaboration is needed to ensure all programs and
facilities thrive. .Example: School/Recreation Partnership.
Community-Wide Events: This type of programming
highlights the community, facilities and programs.
Accessibility: A crucial link to program participation is
accessibility. Expanded need for all ages and abilities.
23. Basis for Action Other Planning Resources
-Centennial Farm Master Plan
-Airport Recreation Area Plan
-Downriver Linked Greenways
-Grosse Ile Schools
-Grosse Ile Nature Conservancy
24. Action Plan The final portion of the plan is the culmination of a
Comprehensive planning effort that began with
public involvement and analysis of existing
conditions. An assessment of needs based on the
evaluation of existing parks, recreation facilities,
25. Action Plan Action Plan Components:
Action Plan Framework: Guiding mission statement
for the plan and goals
Parks and Recreation Guidelines: Detailed guidelines to
carry out goals of the plan.
Bike Path and Trail Project Recommendations: Overall
goals and guidelines of the plan as they relate to bike paths
26. Action Plan Action Plan Components
Park-Specific Project Recommendations: Project specific
recommendations for parks and facilities.
Programming-Specific Project Recommendations: Specific
programming recommendations in accordance with the overall goals
and guidelines of the plan.
Five Year Capital Improvement Plan: The final component of the
plan is a five year outline of prioritized projects and their potential
27. Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan The Five Year Plan Capital Improvement Plan
incorporates the top priority recommendations that require
financial investment from the Township in the next five
Priorities should be reviewed on an annual basis and
adjusted to respond to updated findings and identification
of funding opportunities.