The City of Bloomington, Minnesota, a city of 87,0000 located on the Minnesota River, hired HKGi in 2006 to prepare a master plan to guide the operation, redevelopment and funding of their extensive parks and recreation system. HKGi worked closely with city staff, a citizen's advisory task, stakeholders and the public to prepare a strategic master plan to guide improvement of the park and recreation system through 2025.
Key elements of the planning process include an on-line community survey, a staff visioning workshop, focus group meetings, a partner meeting, peer city comparisons and use of service area standards.
The plan includes strategies and actions for nine core topic areas, park improvement plans for key parks and a financial plan designed to increase fiscal sustainability and to implement plan recommendations. The Park and Recreation Plan was integrated with and builds on the Imagine Bloomington 2025,