Mariposa County Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan


Beginning in early 2020, Mariposa County will be developing its first Parks and Recreation Master Plan. In addition to helping articulate community recreation needs and devising a strategy for developing and maintaining new and existing parks, open spaces, trails, and other recreation amenities, the plan will apply a resiliency framework to identify opportunities for investments to support climate change adaptation and mitigation. Potentially the first of its kind, the Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan will explicitly explore strategies that leverage parks and recreation resources to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfire, support response activities, and grapple with the impacts of a changing climate on our landscape. The plan will address these issues through a parks and recreation system that promotes the county’s public health, economic development, and creative placemaking objectives.

The planning effort will use extensive stakeholder engagement to understand our community’s needs for current and future park and recreation programming, and preferences for park and recreation aesthetics and character. The county will be hiring a team of landscape architects, planners, and other experts to help facilitate this process, so stay tuned for opportunities to the Mariposa County’s parks and recreation culture.


Contact Mikey Goralnik, PLA, AICP with any questions.


Phone: 209-742-1222

Community Forum #1

On July 16, 2017, the Planning Department hosted the first community forum to gather input on the Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan. This event was a videoconference, which was recorded and is available to watch here

During the forum, the planning team unveiled a Story Map to help guide the planning process, which included a link to an online survey for community members to complete. Take a look by clicking at the link above, and click here to take the survey. 

If you weren’t able to make it to the Community Forum, or even if you were, you may enjoy participating in some upcoming online discussion sessions. From 12-1, we will be hosting lunchtime "Office Hour" sessions on the topic areas below. These are meant to be informal discussions with planning staff about your thoughts on the project, opportunities for integrating recreation and resiliency in Mariposa County, and asking any questions you might have about the project and process. 

If you have interest in any of the areas, please attend a session!

 Park Lands and Open Space | July 27, 12:00-1:00pm

Trails and Connectivity | July 28, 12:00-1:00pm

Recreation and Activities | July 29, 12:00-1:00pm

Natural Systems | July 30, 12:00-1:00pm

 Email to RSVP and receive the link to the virtual meetings.