Parks & Recreation Facilities Master Plan

Join the Conversation About the Future of El Cerrito’s Parks & Recreation!

Park and Recreation Commission Meeting Study Session
El Cerrito Parks & Recreation Facilities Master plan - public meeting #4
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:30pm
El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers

The first set of draft components, links below, of the El Cerrito Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan will be available for review, comment and questions by the public and Park and Recreation Commissioners on May 23rd.  The Park & Recreation Commission will continue their review of the Master Plan, with possible recommendation to the City Council, at its meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. 

  • Community Profile and Recreation Trends - Draft
  • Recreation Programs Assessment - Draft
  • Goals, Policies and Actions - Draft
  • Inventory and Recommendations - Draft
  • More Detailed Information (think appendixes):
    • Inventory and Assessment - Draft
    • Deficiencies Report - Draft

To date, the community outreach process of the El Cerrito Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan has included an online survey (with over 1,100 responses!), an online mapping forum, three community workshops, and a series of stakeholder interviews. 

Themes that have emerged as important to the community so far include:

The Hillside Natural Area and Ohlone Greenway as valued recreation amenities that are unique to El Cerrito
To update and improve the City’s existing recreation facilities and programs 
Improved general maintenance in the City’s parks and recreation facilities
Pedestrian access throughout the City’s parks and recreation network – walking, hiking and biking
Youth recreation – toddler amenities, teen programming, youth enrichment opportunities
A Senior Center as an important recreation amenity

Tell Your Friends!

Please share this important project with your friends and family through social media and email.  The more community participation, the better the plan will be.

Community Involvement

Community members are encouraged to help develop the plan. Please sign-up to be kept informed of the process and to be notified of community input meetings about the development of the Plan.

 Public meeting #1 Public Meeting #2
 Public meeting #3
 Public meeting #4
Saturday, November 18, 2017
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 moeser lane

Meeting #1 Presentation

Meeting #1 Summary
thursday, January 18, 2018
el cerrito community center
7007 moeser lane

Meeting #2 Presentation

Meeting #2 Summary
El Cerrito Community Center
7007 MOESER Lane

Meeting #3 Presentation

Meeting #3 Summary
Park & Rec. Commission
Study Session


Meeting #4 Presentation

Purpose of a Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

The City of El Cerrito is planning to develop a Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan that will serve as a long-range planning and asset management document and provide a framework for understanding the recreational and open space assets the City owns, services it provides, risks it assumes, and financial investments it requires to maintain, repair, rehabilitate and improve these assets.

The Master Plan Will:
  • engage the public to determine community priorities for parks and recreation;
  • include long-range planning strategies to maintain, rehabilitate and improve the City’s network of parks, facilities, recreational, and open space assets, including current unfunded park and recreational opportunities;
  • evaluate the effective use of the City’s financial and physical resources to proactively implement the Master Plan.

Adopted Plans/ Related Planning Efforts

El Cerrito Urban Greening Plan - Adopted 2015

El Cerrito Strategic Plan - Adopted 2015

El Cerrito General Plan - Adopted 1999

Ohlone Greenway Master Plan- Adopted 2009

Structural Facilities Master Plan - Adopted 2004

Active Transportation Plan - Adopted 2016

San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan - Adopted 2014

ADA Transition Plan - Adopted 2009

Parks and Recreational Facilities Master Plan Background Documents

RFP for Parks and Recreational Facilities Master Plan Consultant Services (February 2017)

City Council Report and Resolution (May 2017)