Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

NCRRMP logoProject Contact: Senior Administrative Analyst, Erika Seward


Our Role

The Community Development Agency is leading the development of the first-ever Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan to identify recreation needs and articulate a long-term vision for managing open spaces and recreation resources that range from local parks, playgrounds, sports fields, and facilities to rivers, trails, and outdoor access. Additionally, the plan will address environmental and human-related impacts including, but not limited to, wildfires, natural disasters, drought, a changing climate, and increased visitation.

The planning process will engage diverse partners, including, but not limited to, public lands managers, nonprofit stakeholders, and user groups, to plan, fund, and implement sustainable solutions. The plan will include clear identification of viable, prioritized recreation enhancement and development projects, and related funding strategies, in unincorporated Nevada County and that involve Nevada County government. 

This project is made possible, in part, through funding by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Vibrant Recreation and Tourism grant program.

How to Get Involved

As part of the planning process, the public will have opportunities to provide comments, join in on surveys, and help develop the proposed master plan.

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Project Timeline

Requests for Proposals issued on June 3, 2022, seeking a qualified firm to develop a Master Plan to identify and advance key goals and objectives to address challenges and opportunities for Nevada County’s open space, trails, and other recreational interfaces, and prioritize solutions that promote community health and safety, economic development, creative placemaking, landscape restoration, environmental sustainability, climate change adaptation, and resilience.Completed
Resolution approving the contract between the County of Nevada and Design Workshop occurred on September 27, 2022. Completed
Phase 1: Project kick-off, information, inventory analysis, and assessment of current conditions (existing recreational lands, programming, and ecological conditions at risk). Included Public and Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement - focus groups and interviews were conducted.  Learn more about Recreation & Resiliency Plan and why your input matters.  


Phase 2: Opportunities and Trend Analysis with a Request for Potential Projects from the Community Completed
Phase 3: Recreation Improvement Plan/RecommendationsIn Progress
Phase 4: Final Plan Document and Plan Adoption