Master Plans and Projects

Photo of multiple kids on play structure laughing with text and logo about the Parks Master Plan

Welcome to the website dedicated to Master Plans and special projects for the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department. Within this page, you will be able to view project information, learn more about the various projects within the department, and submit questions to City staff.

Our projects and initiatives are based on the 2019 Bond Program and with your input via surveys and public meetings, which assisted in developing our 2019 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Master Plan. 


Click on the tabs to view the project details.

  1. Winters Park Sports Field Lighting
  2. Dog Park
  3. Recreation Centers
  4. Playgrounds
  5. Skatepark


The first project from Garland’s $117 million (for Parks) 2019 bond program is officially completed. The new LED field lights went live for the first night games of the youth soccer season on February 24, 2020, at Winters Park.  

Master Plans and Surveys

Green buildings with a tree in the middle, Our Garland Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Strategic Master PlanParks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Strategic Master Plan

View the complete 2019 Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department Master Plan (PDF).

A collage of pictures of pools and aquatic features renderings for Aquatics ProjectsGarland Aquatics Master Plan & Survey

View the complete 2020 Garland Aquatics Master Plan (PDF).  This project was focused on identifying the needs of all of our pools and aquatic facilities throughout our parks system. 

In 2019, you voted and awarded $20 million dollars to be allocated for Aquatics Facilities in the City of Garland’s 2019 Bond Program. For more updates, visit the Garland Aquatics Program Bond Project webpage.

Trail with trees and sunsetTrails and Bikeways Master Plan

The City of Garland has started the process of updating its Trails and Bikeways Master Plan. When complete, the plan will provide a vision to guide the future development, operations and programs of the City’s trails and bikeways system. This is not just for Parks, but for the whole City. Find the purpose and our vision for trails and bikeways here in Garland on the Trails Master Plan page or follow along on the construction and project scope by visiting the Trails Development Bond Project webpage.

A collage of pictures of playground amenities like playground, pavilion, trail bridge, and parking lot for Rick Oden ParkRick Oden Park Master Plan and Skatepark Plan & Surveys

The development phase of Rick Oden Park and the Skatepark is currently underway. For more updates, visit the Rick Oden Park Bond Project webpage.

build Garland Logo Green with icons of bike, tree, walking a dog, roadways, signageCity of Garland 2019 Bond Program

Visit and review the complete allocation of funds on the City of Garland 2019 Bond Program page. For Parks & Recreation Projects, look for Proposition D and that will give you the entire list of Parks & Recreation projects.