Galesburg Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Over the last 15 years, the parks and recreation system in the City of Galesburg has seen an increase in visitors and users due to increased programming, such as outdoor concerts, sports leagues, and updated equipment and facilities that allow people of all abilities to enjoy these amenities year-round. To further this momentum, Houseal Lavigne developed a Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the City in conjunction with the Galesburg’s Comprehensive Plan, which was also developed by Houseal Lavigne. The planning process to develop the Parks and Recreation Master Plan included extensive public engagement, field reconnaissance, research, and analysis of the existing parks and recreation system to ensure the Master Plan is responsive to the needs and wants of the community. Upon adoption, the Plan outlined steps and recommendations for a complete, connected paths and trails network that links cyclists and pedestrians throughout the City, particularly to and within parks and recreation areas, educational institutions, environmental areas, and other important amenities and destinations within the City and region.