Deerfield Township’s population is approximately 38,000 residents within a 16mi2 boundary. Deerfield Township has six (6) developed parks, along with several other open spaces, pocket parks, and facilities with a network of trails and recreational facilities that comprise over 450 acres. Additionally, there are two other parks (Landen-Deerfield Park and Minard Park) that are located within the municipal boundaries of Deerfield Township but are managed by another system.
The Parks, Trails, Open Space, and Recreation Master Plan will reflect the Deerfield Township Parks and Recreation Departments’ strong commitment to provide high quality recreational activities for the community. This plan will require the approval of the Deerfield Township Board of Trustees to gain adoption.
The purpose of the project is to develop a community-supported comprehensive Parks Master Plan that provides guidance for future development and redevelopment of the Township’s parks, recreation programming, open space, trails, and facilities. The Parks Master Plan will guide policy development, prioritize demands and opportunities, and generate a strategic action plan to be updated every five years. Moreover, this plan will create a clear set of goals, policies, and objectives thus providing direction to Township staff and the Board of Trustees for development, re-development, expansion and enhancement of the Township's parks system, open spaces, trails, recreation facilities, and recreation programs and services for a short-term (2020), mid-term (2025) and long-term (2035) range.