Fred Richards Park Master Plan Process

Fred Richards Park will be created from the former Fred Richards Golf Course, which closed in 2014. The 43-acre site, almost double the size of Centennial Lakes Park, is to become a multi-use park for a variety of activities year round. The City is in the process of planning uses and amenities for the future park.

The Latest Concept Plan

A new draft concept plan, based on extensive public input, was unveiled at a May 22 open house. It includes details for various areas of the planned park, including highlights of uses. 

See the latest draft concept plan from the May 22 event.

See highlights of the key areas (the plan explains them in more detail).


Once you take a look at the concept plan, please fill out a new survey to give your feedback. It focuses on several key areas. Your input will be used as we move forward with the plans.

June 20

The latest concept plan is expected to go before the City Council at a council work session.

July 11

The latest concept plan is expected to go before the Parks & Recreation Commission.

July or August

The City Council is expected to review and approve a Master Plan for the park.

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Where We Were:

Vision Process: In March of 2014 the City Council accepted the recommendation of staff and the Park Board to close the Fred Richards Golf Course at the end of the 2014 season. The Council requested staff hire a consultant to conduct a re-purpose study for the Fred Richards Golf Course. The result of this process was a Visioning Plan for the Fred Richards.

The visioning process was a critical first step to establishing the re-purpose plan for the Fred Richards Golf Course. The Vision is the desired destination; the Strategic Plan is how to get there.

Read the 2014 Fred Richards Re-Purpose Process here.

Where We Are Now:

Strategic Plan: Following the Council presentation of the proposed vision for the future of Fred Richards Park, the Council asked the proposed vision be further developed. In October 2016, City Council approved the request to secure Confluence to provide the consulting services for the Fred Richards Park Strategic Plan.

The strategic plan will use the visioning results as the foundation to develop a master plan for the park. The strategic plan process started in October 2016 and is expected to conclude in Summer 2017.

The park plans have progressed over time based on public input. Here are the previous concept plans from a March 2017 open house.

Where We Want To Go:

The construction and development of Fred Richards Park!

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Project Updates 

Project Contact

Ann Kattreh

Ann Kattreh
Parks & Recreation Director

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