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Posted on: October 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Parks & Recreation to present draft master plan at open house

Illustration of MLK park design featuring a basketball court and a wide paved area

PHOTO: This image provided by consulting firm Halff Associates shows a potential design for Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The new Parks & Recreation master plan includes conceptual renderings for Ethel Lee Tracy Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Riverside Park.

The newest draft of the Parks & Recreation master plan reflects some familiar requests from the Victoria community: a dog park, more trail connectivity, better upkeep of facilities and other improvements that could encourage residents to go out and enjoy Victoria’s parks.

“Master planning is truly a community-driven effort, and we appreciate the input we’ve received from hundreds of residents,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jason Alfaro. “We’re confident that residents will be happy with the finished product.”

The proposed master plan will be on display during an open house 5-7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Community Center dome, 2905 E. North St. Representatives from Parks & Recreation and consulting firm Halff Associates will be present to discuss the plan with residents.

The plan can also be viewed online at

The changes described in the plan are not set in stone; instead, the document is a guide that outlines projects that fit the community’s needs and identifies funding sources and partnerships that could help to make these projects a reality.

Residents who would like to comment on the master plan can fill out the comment cards provided at the event or contact Alfaro at 361-485-3200 or

The plan will be presented to the City Council for possible adoption during the Nov. 16 council meeting.

For more information about Parks & Recreation, visit

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