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Learn about the Project Planning Phases - Recreation Master PlanLearn about the Project Planning Phases Project Planning and Discovery During the project planning and discovery phase, the consulting team will dedicate time toward a review of previous and existing Iowa City planning documents. Time will also be devoted to a review of recreation activity guides, policies, fee schedules, satisfaction surveys, calendars of events, staffing, governance, and maintenance practices. A demographic profile will be compiled using Esri data and a Trends Report will be written. A series of kickoff meetings will be held with staff, the Steering Committe e, and the Board. Engagement During the Engagement phase, the consulting team, staff, and Steering Committee will seek to hear from as many Iowa City voices as possible. In addition to this Social Pinpoint page, ETC Institute will conduct a statistically valid survey. There will be pop-up events where attendees can weigh in on priorities for recreation programs and facilities. There will also be some public meetings to obtain input. A series of focus groups will also be held with people from all walks of life in Iowa City. All of the information gleaned during this phase will be compiled into an Engagement Summary which will be included in the final report. Analysis The Analysis Phase is the largest portion of the project. During this phase, the following will be assessed and analyzed: • Aquatic Facilities & Amenities • Indoor Recreation Space • The ADA Transition Plan • Athletic Fields • Recreation Programs and Services Several deliverables will be written summarizing all of this information which will be used in the next phase - the Visioning Phase. Visioning The Visioning Phase is the most thought-provoking and creative phase of the planning process. The purpose is to develop the most appropriate response to the identified needs and priorities of the community based on all of the technical aspects compiled during the Analysis Phase. A visioning workshop will be conducted with City staff, the Advisory Committee, and the Steering Committee. From this meeting, the formation of the action plan will begin. There will be another opportunity at this juncture for public input to ensure that the action plan is headed in the right direction. Draft and Final Plan The final phase of the project is to write the draft plan, obtain input, make revisions, and then produce the final plan. The final plan will be reviewed with City staff and then presented to the City Council and the Parks Commission.