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Requirements and Criteria

In order to submit a proposal, an applicant needs to meet the following requirements and criteria:

  • Must be a public agency or an active 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with a board of directors that meets regularly and formally records its deliberations.
  • Demonstrate community need and support for a new mini-park in the neighborhood of the proposed area. Community support can be shown by petitions, public gatherings, surveys and other demand analysis.
  • Describe partnership with County or other entities if there is unmet need that should be filled.


Review and approval of a new Mini-Park will take several months after initial contact with the Parks Department.

The Mini-Park Application Form and Proposal must be submitted to the County Parks Director for evaluation.  After evaluation, applicants will be contacted to answer questions and schedule a site visit at the proposed Mini-Park location.

If considered for further review, the Parks Department will prepare a staff report that will accompany a proposal for review at a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. The Commission will consider the proposal and will provide specific recommendations to the Board of Supervisors with detailed reasons as to why a proposal should be approved or denied.

If recommended for further review, the Parks Department will prepare a staff report and resolution for the Board of Supervisors. The Board will consider the recommendation of the Commission and if accepted as a Mini-Park, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be developed between the County and the applicant.

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