P&R Master Plan

2019 Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update

In the winter of 2017, the Town hired the consultant team of Bayer Landscape Architecture to work cooperatively with the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Parks and Recreation Citizens’ Advisory Committee, the Town Board and our residents to provide an update to our 2007 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

In the winter and spring of 2018, the project focused on an inventory and analysis of the existing Victor parks and recreation system, its facilities and Department sponsored recreation programs. During  the summer and fall of that year, a significant public engagement and community outreach process was developed and delivered including the development and implementation of a community-wide public input survey, interviews with stakeholder groups, and visibility at a variety of community-wide special events. This phase culminated in an open house style public meeting in December of that year.

The research findings, needs assessment and information gathered during the public outreach process have been utilized to provide a variety of system wide goals and recommendations which are detailed in the Draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan update. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Citizens’ Advisory Committee identified three priority projects which were examined by the team in greater detail. The Plan also outlines a recommended implementation approach, including prioritization, phasing, potential costs and funding opportunities for the recommended park and recreation improvements.

The Town Board will be holding a Public Hearing on the project in late August with the potential adoption of the “new” plan slated for the fall of 2019!

P&R DRAFT Master Plan Documents

Chapters 1 - 6 (PDF) 45.6 MB

Appendices l - lll (PDF) 3.73 MB

Master Plan Public Input Session - Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Comment sheets will be available until January 1, 2019

2007 Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The Town of Victor developed and adopted its initial Parks and Recreation Master Plan in (2002).  The plan included the design and construction of the 1st phase of Dryer Road Park and acknowledged to importance of recreation as a quality of life element in Victor.  This original plan was updated in (2007) and involved the concept plans for Victor Municipal Park and Paparone Park. Additional projects identified in that (2007) update, which have since been realized include the Auburn Trail Extension project, the lodges at Victor Municipal Park and MaryFrances Bluebird Haven and the importance of a public facility dedicated to recreation and housing the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The 2007 Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PDF) is 101 pages in length.

Time for an Update...

With the Town continuing to see population and business growth within the community, the Town Board and the Parks and Recreation Citizens’ Advisory Committee have decided to provide another update to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  In the winter of (2017), the Town hired the consultant team of Bayer Landscape Architecture of Honeoye Falls, New York to work with the community to provide a fresh look at parks and recreation services in the Town and Village of Victor.

The major elements of the project include an inventory and analysis of the existing Victor parks and recreation system, facilities and programs.  This will include working with the Parks and Recreation Citizens’ Advisory Committee and Department staff to identify key issues and topics for public engagement.  A significant public engagement and community outreach process including an informal Open House meeting, gatherings with stakeholder groups, visibility at community-wide special events and the development and implementation of a survey.

Once the research findings, community input and survey results are gathered, project goals and program elements will be established and recommendations will be made to the Town. The final updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan will documents these elements as well as budget forecasting and project prioritization. We anticipate that the project will begin in the Spring and Summer of (2018). More to come!

For project status, please consult this website, our social media outlets or contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (585) 742-0140.