Master Plan

Master Plan 2022

Fairfield_Parks_and_Recreation_Master_Plan_10-12-2022_Page_001Under the careful guidance and expertise of BL Companies & The Horsley Witten Group, Fairfield Parks & Recreation has concluded the Master Plan process. Throughout this initiative, we have worked to determine the types of community service, sports and recreation facilities that are needed based on current and future anticipated usage. All existing recreation facility properties were analyzed as well, to determine their existing conditions, limitations, opportunities and potential to support additional use. The findings from these aforementioned initiatives have been integrated into a comprehensive master plan which contains a series of recommendations for improvements to the system. Participating town agencies, user groups, key stakeholders and residents helped to provide many pertinent recommendations. The articulated needs, goals and aspirations of these groups formed the essence of our master plan. Once the master plan is formally reviewed and accepted by the Town departments and other bodies as appropriate, it will serve as a roadmap for future improvement and capital budget requests.

Project Components

  • Examine the demand (current and future) for the Town’s fields (baseball, softball, soccer, football, etc.) courts and recreation facilities.
  • Inventory and evaluate existing facilities and condition and ascertain the appropriateness of existing facilities (based on location, size vs. regulation, neighborhood concerns, parking issues, regulatory issues, etc.)
  • Determine if there is excess capacity and/or predict if there will be unmet future demand, and if the existing capacity is appropriately located.
  • Identify any required community service and recreation facilities/components that are or will be needed.
  • Develop a strategic plan for at least the next 10 years.
  • Develop costs (including design, permitting, administrative and construction), for anticipated recreation facility improvements.
  • The comprehensive town-wide Parks and Recreation Master Plan will set forth a vision that reflects the needs and priorities of the community and establish a roadmap for how that vision can be implemented over the next ten years. 
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Master Plan37 documents

  • Master Plan Executive Summary
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  • Final Concept Plans
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  • Master Plan Appendices A - C
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  • Master Plan Appendices D - Part 1 of 2
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  • Master Plan Appendices D - Part 2 of 2
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  • Master Plan Appendices E - H
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Concept Plans15 documents

  • Ash Creek
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  • Dougiello Park
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  • Dover Park
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  • Dwight School
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  • Giant Steps
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  • Highwood Park
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  • Jennings Beach
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  • Lake Mohegan
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  • Lincoln Park
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  • Old Field
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  • Owen Fish Park
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  • South Pine Creek Recreation Area
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  • Town Hall Complex
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  • Tunxis Hill Park
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  • Veteran's Park
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Public Workshop 3: June 30, 20222 documents

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  • Summary of Public Input
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Public Workshop 2: March 30, 20222 documents

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Stakeholder Interviews, Focus Groups and Round Robins Outreach February 20223 documents

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  • Round Robins
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Public Workshop 1: November 29, 20212 documents

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  • Workshop Small Group Discussion Summaries
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Related Documents7 documents

  • H. Smith Richardson Golf Course 10-Year Master Improvement and Financial Plan 2010 – 2019
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  • Town Plan of Conservation and Development, November 15, 2016
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  • Fairfield Transit-Oriented Development Study, August 2019
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  • Town of Fairfield One Town One Vision Strategic Plan, November 2020
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  • Fairfield Sustainability Plan 2020
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  • BOE Facilities Waterfall Schedule
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  • Lake Mohegan Open Space Area Management Plan
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