Master Plan Synopsis
Goal: Create and maintain an interconnected system of parks, recreational facilities,
trails, green spaces and natural lands for the community of Hailey in order to provide
diverse recreation opportunities within walking distance for the greatest number of
Lawrence Heagle Park
Photo by: Becki Keefer
A combination of developed and undeveloped recreation space and connections of green
spaces will distribute recreation opportunities equitably across the entire community.
For lands adjacent to Hailey, the Master Plan encourages large recreation assets
(like a golf course or regional park), as well as open hillsides and view corridors.
Development is encouraged to remain within city limits, which keeps development closer
to existing city services, with the remainder of the lands having decreasing density and
increasing green or open space.
The Master Plan supports a non-motorized trails system that encircles and connects
the entire community. The trail system will connect neighborhoods to parks, schools,
the Wood River Trails, the river and to Broadford Road. A foot-of-the-hills trail along
the eastern hillsides in Woodside will directly connect neighborhoods to parks and hillside
accesses, and may be extended in the future to connect Quigley Canyon to Slaughterhouse Gulch.
Hop Porter Park
Photo by: Becki Keefer
A greater community than just Hailey residents will use any recreational assets,
existing or proposed, in Hailey. The Master Plan envisions Hailey as the provider
of park space and recreation assets to enable the Blaine County Recreation District
to continue to provide a multitude of programs for the community. Hailey's assets
benefit our own residents, and add to the recreation opportunities that the
Recreation District provides for the countywide community. The Plan encourages
continued cooperative planning between Hailey and the Recreation District.
The Master Plan also sets high standards for land management and stewardship of our
natural resources, which include protection for waterways, viewsheds and hillsides,
utilizing landscaping best suited to our environment, water conservation,
and protection of public accesses. Good stewardship of our resources is vital to
the success of our vision.
Parks promote neighborhoods because neighborhoods
Neighborhoods are connected and accessible to each
other by trails and so maintain the spirit of
neighborhood throughout the city as a whole.
Parks, lands and trails are available to serve the
widest variety of uses for all residents - from
places of serenity to regional gathering areas.
Revenue generating assets and good stewardship of resources
reduce the financial impact on the members of the community.
Parks, lands and trails continue to be a priority as we
recognize their importance in creating and supporting the
spirit of community in which we all desire to live.
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