The Creve Coeur Parks and Recreation Master Plan project was a community-based plan that evaluated the needs in city parks and developed a plan for improvements for the next 10 years. The study was led by Planning Design Studio, a St. Louis area landscape architecture firm that specializes in park planning.
The overall project objectives were to:
Identify current conditions and issues in the parks
Identify needed improvements in the parks
Explore development scenarios that address the needs and desires of the community
Explore connectivity of biking/hiking opportunities in the area
Develop budget cost information for the development scenarios
Identify priorities and strategies for funding implementation of park improvements
The recreation planning process, which began in the fall of 2018, included three main phases; 1) Data Collection, 2) Analysis & Concept Development and 3) Master Plan.
After completing assessments of the parks, engaging the residents and users of the amenities, and obtaining feedback from City Council, the Parks and Historic Preservation Committee, and the Planning and Zoning Commission, the plan was adopted by City Council on September 23, 2019. The adopted Parks Master Plan includes recommendations for improvements to existing facilities and proposals for new features, such as disc golf, trails, improved signage, a nature trail at Millennium Park and a water play feature at Beirne Park.