Parks and Open Space Master Plan



With open space in short supply, the city has launched a new initiative to find out the best way to expand and improve current park and open space and maximize recreation programs to meet residents’ needs and desires. With only opportunities ahead, the city is asking community stakeholders to “Dream Your Park”.

Over the next year, the city will develop a Parks and Open Space Master Plan to lay out a framework for future projects that will expand and enhance the city’s facilities and programs. The plan will help prioritize these projects and find ways to develop new funding sources to complete those projects.

In the end, projects on the list could include things like refurbishing the Smith Park pool, creating pocket parks in the city, adding new playground and exercise equipment at existing parks and more. The plan will also help the city develop new and creative ways to better use the current spaces like the recreation center, including adding new programs or classes.

With endless possibilities, the city can’t make these decisions alone. Community input is extremely important for the planning process and residents and other park users will have many opportunities to give direction and share their dreams for the city’s parks and recreation programs and facilities. The city will make a strong effort to engage all community members, in multiple languages, during this process to get a true sense of the city’s parks, recreation and open space needs.

We want to hear from you!

As the city develops its Parks and Open Space Master Plan, community input will be a crucial part of the process.  We want to hear from the you!  A random sampling of San Gabriel residents were invited to take a survey by mail.  These responses will provide statistically valid results.  If you belong to one of these randomly selected households, we are still accepting input so, please complete your survey.  It's important that you use the information that was mailed to you, so that we know to count your responses as part of this statistically valid random sample.  If you were not part of this random sampling of residents, we would still love to hear from you!  All residents are invited to provide feedback by following this link:


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Rebecca Perez, Community Services Director at (626) 308-2875.