The Planning Process and Parks Design Team

The planning process is being led by a community and stakeholder group called the Parks Design Team (PDT). The Parks Design Team is made up of community members, park users, and other stakeholders who will help identify needs, explore uses, and review concepts and design proposals throughout the planning process. The Parks design team will meet about every month and will also attend additional activities and public engagement opportunities scheduled throughout the planning process. The Parks Design Team meetings and activities are open to the public. 

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Parks Design Team Meeting Information

August 15 and August 17, 2019: Project Site Walks

  • The Parks Design Team conducted site walks of Badger Park, River Access, and the Montage Development Park on August 15 and August 17.

August 15, 2019: Meeting #1, 6:00 p.m., Community Center

Meeting Focus: Introduction to Planning Process

September 12, 2019: Meeting #2, 6:00 p.m., Community Center

Meeting Focus: Spatial Analysis of Park Sites

October 3, 2019: Parks Design Team Bikeabout, 4:00 p.m., City Hall

Activity Focus: Bike Ride Throughout Healdsburg to Experience Connectivity Opportunities and Challenges

October 3, 2019: Meeting #3, 6:30 p.m., Community Center

Meeting Focus: Connectivity

October 26, 2019:  EXPLORIUM: Parks/River Access/Connectivity and Arts/Culture Community Engagement Events - CANCELLED

The Kincade Fire and evacuation of Healdsburg forced the cancellation of the EXPLORIUM events. City and design team staffs are in the process of reshaping the community engagement process and expect to relaunch the process in late January or early February 2020. 

January 23, 2020: Meeting #4, 6:00 p.m., Community Center

Meeting Focus: Relaunching the planning and public engagement process. 

October 22, 2020: Meeting #5, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Focus: Check-in and update, preliminary review of the Montage development park and Badger Park master plan concepts

October 29, 2020: Meeting #6, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom                      

Meeting Focus: Review master plan concepts and develop master plan preliminary recommendations for the Montage development park and Badger Park master plan concepts

November 10, 2020: Sports Facility User Group Meeting #1, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

November 23, 2020: Sports Facility User Group Meeting #2, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

December 3, 2020: Meeting #7, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Focus: Review sports facility user group identified needs and approach towards incorporating into the park master planning process.

December 17, 2020: Meeting #8, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom                 

Meeting Focus: Montage development park conceptual design direction.

January 7, 2021: Meeting #9, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom                 

Meeting Focus: Badger Park conceptual design direction.

January 28, 2021: Meeting #10, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Focus: Finalize Badger Park conceptual design direction; review design elements for the Montage development park.

March 25, 2021: Meeting #11, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Focus: Montage Park master plan review

April 8, 2021: Meeting #12, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Focus: Badger Park master plan review

May 13, 2021: Meeting #13, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Focus: Public engagement overview

May 29 - June 6, 2021:  Park Planning Community Engagement Week

Community engagement activities (virtual and safely in person) to get feedback on the master plan proposals. 

June 24, 2021: Meeting #14, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting Focus: Community Engagement Feedback Review and Proposed Modifications to Plans

Special Meetings

July 19, 2021: Parkland Farms Neighborhood Meeting

On July 19, the City hosted a neighborhood meeting for the Parkland Farms neighborhood to talk in detail about the proposed master plan for the Montage development Park. 

Community Engagement Week

The City hosted a week of community engagement activities to receive feedback on the proposed master plan. For more information on the Community Engagement Week activities please visit this page.

City Review Process

July 14, 2021: Parks and Recreation Commission Review #1

Review and feedback on preliminary master plan concepts for the Montage development park, Badger Park, and River Access.

August 11, 2021: Parks and Recreation Commission Review #2

Review of proposed master plan concepts for the Montage development park, Badger Park, and River Access and recommendation to City Council.

September 8, 2021 (Tentative): Parks and Recreation Commission Follow-Up 

Additional follow-up with the Commission, if needed.

September 20, 2021: City Council Review (Tentative Date)

Review and feedback on proposed master plan concepts for the Montage development park, Badger Park, and River Access.

(Upcoming dates are tentative and subject to change. Additional meetings and activities will be added to the list when scheduled. Work on the Connectivity and additional River Access in collaboration with Sonoma County Regional Parks will be scheduled in the future.)