Oceanside CA— On February 27, 2018, the City of Oceanside held its first public workshop for the update of the Master Plan of Parks and Recreation. This successful workshop had an attendance of approximately 40 Oceanside residents. Residents provided their thoughts on positive park assets as well as needed improvements to the park system in Oceanside. In addition to the workshop, stakeholder meetings were conducted by the consultant group KTU+A of San Diego.
City staff and the consultants have been visiting parks and taking a closer look at the current park inventory and citing the assets and deficiencies brought up at the first workshop. An intercept survey has been created which will be first implemented at the Sunset Market on Thursday, March 22. In addition to this broad survey, a statistically valid survey will be conducted via mail on a random basis later in the Spring. The second public workshop is scheduled for March 27, 2018 at the Country Club Senior Center at 455 Country Club Lane in Oceanside from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This workshop will be an open-house forum, so attendees can join anytime between 6:00-8:00 pm. Information stations demonstrating the results of the previous workshop as well as the results of the park inventory and current conditions will be staffed by the consultant group KTU+A.
A webpage for the Master Plan Update has been established for stakeholders to learn more about the Master Plan process, find surveys as they are implemented, and outreach materials for upcoming events: http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/ns/parks/parksmasterplan.asp. Stakeholders may also access information from the Parks and Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2022773131324351/. Stakeholders are encouraged to visit the webpage and Facebook page regularly to learn about upcoming outreach activities.