The city is working on a Kiwanis Park Management Plan that will provide guidelines for future programming, amenities, facilities and operational needs of the park and recreation center.
After the public input process is complete, a draft plan will be created, followed by a public meeting in December to gather feedback. The draft master plan will be taken to Tempe City Council this winter for final adoption.
The management planning process includes extensive research and analysis into how Kiwanis Park and the recreation center are used today. It will also include an inventory of existing assets and an assessment of current programming. A consultant was hired to conduct the research and develop the management plan.
The Kiwanis Park Management Plan is underway concurrently with the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will identify a long-term vision for all of Tempe’s parks and recreation programs. The Kiwanis Park Management plan will complement the larger, citywide parks vision.