Stafford Master Plan

A new vision for Stafford Lake Park informed by community collaboration.


Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration

The proposed Master Plan for Stafford Lake Park is a comprehensive long-term planning document guiding the future development of park facilities, improvements and programs. The Master Plan provides recommendations for general infrastructure, and circulation improvements to singular design elements. Overall, the Master Plan aims to protect natural, cultural, and recreational amenities that currently exist within the park while proposing new complementary features and programs. Specific improvements would be constructed incrementally over the life span of the Master Plan.

A draft Initial Study was circulated for the Master Plan in 2016. Since that time, the Master Plan has been amended to include a strider and tot lot, additional options for the swimming lagoon area, and additional details on project components such as the multiuse paths and single track trails. Funding for this project will come from Measure A.

The Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration evaluated the environmental effects of the proposed project. The report describes the project and its setting and evaluates it for potential impacts on environmental resources, including biology, air and water quality, cultural resources, and other resource areas. It also describes potentially significant impacts and identifies mitigation measures to address these impacts. With these mitigation measures, the project would not result in significant impacts on the environment. The public comment period for the IS/MND closed on November 13, 2018.