Elk Grove's Plan for Play

Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Master Plan

The Cosumnes CSD Parks and Recreation Department is developing a comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Master Plan, also known as Elk Grove's Plan for Play. Community input is vital to its success and will determine future direction for the Parks and Recreation Department.

This webpage will be regularly updated with the latest information related to the Master Plan’s progress, community’s input and feedback opportunities. Please return to this webpage for updates.

Key Topics

The Master Plan will ensure the CSD prepares for future growth while maintaining existing parks, facilities and programs at optimal levels.

Some of the considerations are:
  • Development - Confirming amenities and programming at 33 future parks throughout Elk Grove, plus two (2) future community centers, one at Morse Park and one in the East Elk Grove area
  • Recreation Programs - Developing recreation opportunities to strengthen community pride and improve health and wellness
  • Partnerships - Strengthening collaborations with the City of Elk Grove, Elk Grove Unified School District, community groups, volunteers, park and facility users, and businesses
  • Funding - Identifying sustainable funding measures for facility development, exciting and inclusive recreation programs, and park system maintenance
  • Operations - Proactively planning to effectively maintain existing and new parks, facilities, and recreation programs
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Community Outreach

The CSD will solicit input from Elk Grove's demographically diverse population through stakeholder interviews, focus groups, an online survey, and community workshops.

Everyone is invited to participate!

Online Survey

The Plan for Play online survey is an opportunity to tell us what you like or don't like about your parks and recreation programs. 
Samples of survey questions:
  • Do you use your parks and programs? If not, why?
  • Which is your favorite park? Why?
  • What are the most important features to include in future parks?
Take Elk Grove's Plan for Play Survey now!


The CSD will be hosting three workshops throughout the community. The first two workshops will focus on needs and opportunities for parks, recreation and facilities. Participants will learn about the park and program planning process, have an opportunity to share their concerns, and identify their hopes for future parks, programs, and facilities. Both workshops will have a similar format. The third and final workshop will recap feedback received from the community thus far, and will focus on the vision and future for the CSD Parks and Recreation Department.

Workshop #1 - Needs and Opportunities
Date: Tuesday, April 18
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Edward Harris Middle School, Multipurpose Room
Address: 8691 Power Inn Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Workshop #2 - Needs and Opportunities
Date: Thursday, April 20
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Toby Johnson Middle School, Multipurpose Room
Address: 10099 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove, CA 95757
Workshop #3 - Vision and Future
Date: Thursday, May 25
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex, Valley Oak Ballroom
Address: 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove 95758
For more information about the CSD Parks and Recreation Master Plan, please contact Paul Mewton, Chief of Planning, Design, and Construction at 916-405-5309 or CSD Park Development.