Master Plan

Bike rider along beach

February 2016

At the February 2, 2016 Council Meeting, the South Lake Tahoe City Council adopted the Park, Trails & Recreation Master Plan after the Associated Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was approved.

FINAL version of the Parks Trails and Recreation Master Plan (PDF)
Appendix (PDF)
Associated Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)

October 2015

The City of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County have created a new Parks, Trails & Recreation Master Plan for the Lake Tahoe South Shore areas. The Master Plan represents a coordinated effort to align recreation resources and obtain community support to enhance recreation facilities and services. The Master Plan provides direction for enhancing recreation opportunities for residents and visitors by increasing collaborative efforts and focusing resources where they are most needed. The Master Plan contains recommendations and strategies to improve existing operations, services, and infrastructure, as well as to acquire and develop new parks and facilities when funding allows.

Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)
Notice of Availability (PDF)

The two documents are available for public review and comment between October 21, 2015 through November 20, 2015. The documents are also available for review at the Services Center located at 1052 Tata Lane, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Upcoming Meeting

The Planning Commission will be hosting a public hearing on November 12, 2015 at 3:00pm in the City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Rd., South Lake Tahoe CA. to solicit public comments on the environmental analysis and provide their own comments.

November 2014


The City of South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Commission requests your help. Please complete this questionnaire and help guide the potential renovation of the Recreation and Swim Complex. Your feedback is important! Take the SURVEY by visiting Survey Monkey.

FINAL Version of the Master Plan

View the FINAL version of the Parks Trails and Recreation Master Plan (PDF). This plan is now moving forward with CEQA analysis.

September 2014

View the DRAFT Recreation Master Plan Appendices (PDF). This document represents a consolidation of the previously published documents including the existing inventory, PARCS Survey, Online survey results and Project List.

View the Draft Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan (PDF)
View the abbreviated 5 page Executive Summary (PDF)

An Open House to review the public draft of the South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan was held on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

August 2014

The Draft Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan is now available for review!
We would like to thank the many citizens, staff, and community groups who provided
extensive feedback in the development of the Parks, Trails & Recreation Master Plan.
The project was a true community effort!