City of Smithville Parks and Rec Master Plan, Missouri, USA (2020-2021)

City of Smithville Parks and Rec Master Plan, Missouri, USA (2020-2021)

Creating a Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the City of Smithville, MO

Project Overview

Building on the recent adoption of Smithville’s Comprehensive Plan, the updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan will provide a ten-year vision for parks, recreation, open space, and trails in the City of Smithville. A key component of the new plan will be a shared process that expands on prior processes to tap the opinions and ideas of community stakeholders and includes a comprehensive inventory of assets, demographics and current planning standards. The new plan will also include research, public involvement, and the development of recommendations for all aspects of Smithville’s Parks and Recreation activities. The new Smithville Park and Recreation Master Plan aims to achieve the following results:

  • Identify and serve current and future park and recreational needs through an integrated park system that provides adequate open space, recreational services and facilities, trails, and stewardship of other natural and cultural resources.
  • Provide an accessible and diverse offering of park and recreation facilities and programs to all residents of Smithville.
  • Identify and outline future greenways, and trails master plan, including trails for recreational use within park facilities, as well as recommend greenway corridors and linkages to areas outside of Smithville (Platte County, Clay County and Kansas City).
  • Develop an action plan that provides a strategy for prioritizing, phasing, funding, and accomplishing identified needs.

The City of Smithville has contracted with Future iQ to facilitate the development of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update. To deepen the team skills, we have also partnered the consultancy firms of Landworks and Jon Stover & Associates to collaborate on this project. It should be noted that within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community stakeholder engagement for this project will be held virtually.

Future iQ®'s Role in this Project

    The City of Smithville has contracted with Future iQ to facilitate the development of the Smithville Parks and Recreation Master Plan update. In collaboration with the consultancy firms of Landworks and Jon Stover and Associates, Future iQ’s role involves the following:

    • Project management
    • Background research, planning, and communications
    • Project portal
    • Discussion boards / survey
    • Future of public spaces component
    • Synthesizing Comprehensive Plan components
    • Production of the final report