Ann Arbor Adopts Park Planning Document

At its March 7, 2011 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council voted unanimously to adopt the Park and Recreation Open Space (PROS) plan for the city. The plan provides an inventory, needs assessment and action plan for the city’s parks system, and is updated every five years – this version of the planning document covers 2011 through 2015. The updated document is required by the state in order for the city to be eligible to apply for certain grants.

Approval of the plan came over the dissent of Mike Anglin (Ward 5), who read aloud a statement with objections, including issues with the proposed Fuller Road Station and public-private partnerships in the parks.

The city’s park advisory commission recommended approval of the plan at its Feb. 15, 2011 meeting. The city’s planning commission also recommended approval at its Feb. 15, 2011 meeting.

This brief was filed from the boardroom in the Washtenaw County administration building, where the council is meeting due to renovations in the city hall building. A more detailed report will follow: [link]