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File #: 21-1039   
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Parks and Recreation Commission
On agenda: 11/10/2021
Title: Parks and Recreation Commission Proposed Study Issues, Calendar Year: 2022
Title
Parks and Recreation Commission Proposed Study Issues, Calendar Year: 2022
report
Proposed Study Issues*
Date
Working Title
Summary of Scope
Staff Comments
10/13
Transparency in Permitting for Field Use at Local Parks
Current permitting or reservations for athletic field use at local parks is an opaque process where the public does not know who is using our fields, when the fields are reserved, or if the reservations are being made by; individuals, not for profits, or for profit entities. To better serve the public we should have a transparent permitting/field reservation system, where the public can see how, when, who, & for what use our athletic fields are reserved. This online portal would allow the public to see what fields are available, who is currently using our fields, the size of these groups, & the typical duration of these reservations. In addition to informing the public of field use, the portal would allow the public to observe trends on what sports are growing in our city. This data could then be used to forecast what types of parks we should be building.
Commissioner Kesting is proposing that staff explore the use of an on-line field reservation portal (software) to host information that will be available for public view. This portal (software) will also enable staff and the public to observe trends and analyze data that can be used to plan future park development/renovation projects.
10/13
Feasibility Study for Hitting Cages at Baseball, Softball and Cricket Fields in Sunnyvale
With three local little leagues in Sunnyvale serving 1000 kids annually, a girls softball league for 200 kids, a local cricket league, & mens/womens softball leagues, we see a large contingent of players using local clay fields. The recent study for Cricket only use batting cages in Sunnyvale has highlighted a need for multi-use hitting cages. Currently De Anza & Serra Park have batting cages, though they are 20+ years old, and aren't a shared facility. This study wo...

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