Historical Master Plans

The following inspiring quotes about planning for the future were taken from the conclusion of the 1968-1985 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.” – Daniel Burnham (American Architect-Urban Planner)

“Let it be as such work that our descendants will say, as they look upon the labor and the wrought substance of them ‘see this our fathers did for us.'” — John Ruskin (English Art/Architecture Critic)

Download a PDF version of the1935 Land Use Plan
1935 Land Use Plan
view a pdf version of the 1968-1985 Parks and Recreation Master Plan
1968-1985 Parks and Recreation Master Plan
View a pdf version of the 1994 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan - Summary Report 1
1994 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan – Summary Report 1, Facilities Inventory
View a pdf version of the 1994 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan - Summary Report 2
1994 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan – Summary Report 2, Analysis and Recommendations
View a pdf of the 1994 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan - Summary Report 3
1994 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan – Summary Report 3, Executive Summary
View a pdf of the 2002 Metro-Greenbelt Trail Plan
2002 Metro-Greenbelt/Trail Plan
View a PDF of the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan - 2002 Facility Needs Update
Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan – 2002 Facility Needs Update
View the 2013 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
2013 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
View the 2014 Our Natural Legacy - A Plan for Columbia and Boone County
2014 Our Natural Legacy – A Plan for Columbia and Boone County