The Parks and Recreation Master Plan of the City Of Vandalia has been adopted by City Council and will now serve as an important resource to inform decisions on the future direction of the City's impressive park system.
PROS Consulting, with the assistance of an appointed Steering Committee, City staff and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, has worked diligently over the last year to draft the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This plan is the roadmap for enhancing quality of life in Vandalia through our parks and recreation system.
PROS Consulting coordinated and facilitated public input, focus groups with community stakeholders, other engagement strategies, and provided a statistically valid survey and corresponding report of community opinions and needs as part of the project.
The plan includes best practices in the field, identification of new trends and opportunities, engagement of relevant stakeholders, and makes direct recommendations to ensure an appropriate balance of community programs, facilities and amenities, now and into the future.
At the conclusion of the year-long process the Master Plan was presented to City staff, Steering Committee and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, all of which approved the plan. At its meeting on December 14, 2022, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted 6-0 to recommend approval of the adoption of the City of Vandalia Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
The 2023 Parks and Recreation Master Plan yielded a number of recommendations designed to keep Vandalia's Parks system among the finest in the region. These recommendations were called "The Big Moves."