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Welcome to Plan Brighton Parks & Recreation

Your opinion about the City of Brighton's Parks and Recreation department matters!


This online platform is an opportunity for you to voice your feedback and ideas. You can do it on your schedule, whenever it's convenient for you! Using the tools on this website, we want to hear your thoughts on a variety of topics, including:

  • Trails and Connectivity: Brighton Parks and Recreation currently manage 27 miles of trails...but, we know there are missing links. Please use the mapping tool below to show us where on-street and trail connections are most needed.
  • Youth Voices and Adventure: How can we create programs that interest and engage the youth in our community so that they have safe, fun, and skill-building experiences in Brighton?
  • Parks and Open Space Improvements: With 20 parks, 27 miles of trails, and 625+ acres of parkland and open space, the Parks and Recreation Department works to preserve, enhance, and protect these public spaces. Help us map the areas that need our attention.
  • Agricultural Heritage: In helping to preserve this special character, please let us know how you think the community can continue to grow agriculture in Brighton


How can you be involved? It's easy! Register to provide feedback using any of the online tools. Read the FAQs to answer any questions you may have!


Project Vision

The primary goal of this Parks and Recreation Master Plans Update project is the development of three (3) Master Plans for Parks and Recreation; Greenway and Trails; and Open Space (or one “big” plan). This plan will be coordinated with the City’s newly adopted Comprehensive Plan. Extensive community engagement will include at least one public meeting in each of its four Wards, plus comprehensive input through focus groups, stakeholder interviews (especially youth sport groups), and various boards, commissions and City Council.

The plan will consider changes to park impact fees and develop recommended policies and procedures to address land valuations and alternatives fees. This plan will include a 5-year, fiscally constrained Capital Improvement Plan, a thorough Needs Assessment and a complete Level of Service analysis.


Parks and Recreation Department Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages by developing and maintaining parks, open space and trails, and public facilities and providing quality recreation and senior citizen programs that maintain a balanced sense of community.


Project Timeline

  • Strategic Kick-Off - April 2020
  • In-Person Focus Groups & Public Meetings - June 2020
  • City Community Survey and Other Online Engagement - Summer 2020
  • Findings and Visioning Presentation - September 2020
  • Draft Master Plan - November 2020
  • Council Adoption of Final Master Plan - December 2020

Welcome to Plan Brighton Parks & Recreation

Your opinion about the City of Brighton's Parks and Recreation department matters!


This online platform is an opportunity for you to voice your feedback and ideas. You can do it on your schedule, whenever it's convenient for you! Using the tools on this website, we want to hear your thoughts on a variety of topics, including:

  • Trails and Connectivity: Brighton Parks and Recreation currently manage 27 miles of trails...but, we know there are missing links. Please use the mapping tool below to show us where on-street and trail connections are most needed.
  • Youth Voices and Adventure: How can we create programs that interest and engage the youth in our community so that they have safe, fun, and skill-building experiences in Brighton?
  • Parks and Open Space Improvements: With 20 parks, 27 miles of trails, and 625+ acres of parkland and open space, the Parks and Recreation Department works to preserve, enhance, and protect these public spaces. Help us map the areas that need our attention.
  • Agricultural Heritage: In helping to preserve this special character, please let us know how you think the community can continue to grow agriculture in Brighton


How can you be involved? It's easy! Register to provide feedback using any of the online tools. Read the FAQs to answer any questions you may have!


Project Vision

The primary goal of this Parks and Recreation Master Plans Update project is the development of three (3) Master Plans for Parks and Recreation; Greenway and Trails; and Open Space (or one “big” plan). This plan will be coordinated with the City’s newly adopted Comprehensive Plan. Extensive community engagement will include at least one public meeting in each of its four Wards, plus comprehensive input through focus groups, stakeholder interviews (especially youth sport groups), and various boards, commissions and City Council.

The plan will consider changes to park impact fees and develop recommended policies and procedures to address land valuations and alternatives fees. This plan will include a 5-year, fiscally constrained Capital Improvement Plan, a thorough Needs Assessment and a complete Level of Service analysis.


Parks and Recreation Department Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages by developing and maintaining parks, open space and trails, and public facilities and providing quality recreation and senior citizen programs that maintain a balanced sense of community.


Project Timeline

  • Strategic Kick-Off - April 2020
  • In-Person Focus Groups & Public Meetings - June 2020
  • City Community Survey and Other Online Engagement - Summer 2020
  • Findings and Visioning Presentation - September 2020
  • Draft Master Plan - November 2020
  • Council Adoption of Final Master Plan - December 2020