City of Galt Parks Master Plan Update

Galt, California

Foothill Associates prepared the City of Galt’s Parks Master Plan Update. The process included community analysis, inventory of facilities and programs, planning criteria, needs and preferences analysis, and development of a financing plan. Numerous methods were used to gather community input: community workshops using a variety of interactive activities and discussion; a community phone survey to determine preferences and attitudes towards parks and recreation; an interest group survey to determine specific preferences and trends among park/program users; and a project website with updates about project events, status, findings, reports, and an online version of the interest group survey.


Our park planners evaluated existing and projected demographic changes in the city through 2025; inventoried existing public parks, recreation and open space land, trail systems, facilities, and programs; and assessed existing recreation resources and programs to identify deficiencies and surplus resources. The financing plan included projected costs for proposed improvements, new facilities, and incremental changes in operations and maintenance costs to update the nexus for development impact fees and Quimby fees. The Master Plan was developed to reflect the direction and goals of the City’s General Plan. Foothill Associates also prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Master Plan Update.  The Galt Parks Master Plan and IS/MND were unanimously adopted and approved by City Council.