Planning for the Future of Monrovia's Parks
On April 17, 2018, the City Council adopted the Citywide Park Master Plan following a nearly two-year research, development, and community engagement process. The Park Master Plan acts as a roadmap to upgrade and improve our existing parks, better position Monrovia to be competitive for grant funding, aides staff in developing capital improvement plans, and provides the community with a planning document for future park development.
The City currently has 0.9 acres of urban park land per 1,000 people, or 33.5 acres for 37,285 residents. The Park Master Plan includes the recommended goal of reaching the level of 1.5 acres per 1,000 people, or a total of 41 acres. Although the City is fully built out, this aspirational goal helps to guide future park planning as Monrovia’s new park standard.
The Plan’s findings include:
- 58% of Monrovians live within a 1/2 mile of a park
- 3/4 of survey respondents said they visit a City park at least once per month, with Canyon Park, Recreation Park, and Library Park being the most active
- About 2/3 of survey respondents think that the City has about the right number of parks or more than enough, while about 1/4 of respondents felt that there is a need for more parks south of Huntington Drive.
Read the Park Master Plan