Abrams Park Master Plan

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Abrams Park offers many options for recreation and is rich in Ridgefield history. As the city continues to grow, there is a vital need to update existing city parks, such as Abrams, to better serve our community now and into the future. The City of Ridgefield is developing a Master Plan that will outline a long-term vision for Abrams park. Understanding the community’s needs, values and vision for the future of Abrams Park is key to the Master Planning process.

Existing Conditions

Abrams is located at the end of Division Street off of N 5th Avenue near Union Ridge Elementary School. This 40-acre park features a two children's play areas, trail system, horseshoe pit, baseball, softball and soccer fields, a nature play area, 9 hole disc golf course, an orienteering course and a large area for playing volleyball. The Park also has a picnic shelter, plaza, and stage, with tables and kitchen facilities by reservation only. The park is also home to several annual community events and is actively used by Ridgefield Little League.

The property was deeded to the city in 1910 by D.K. Abrams and has featured baseball fields since the 1950s. As master-planning kicks off for the future of Abrams Park, we need to understand which of the current uses are most important to the community and should be prioritized for future improvements.

Planning for the Future

A master plan for Abrams park will incorporate the community's future vision and address concerns at the existing site. The City Council and Parks Board hope to balance the historical and natural identity of the park with updates and improvements that will ensure Abrams park is a community gathering place for all, long into the future.

  • The Master Plan process will include public participation, operational assessment, review of past plans and understanding of current community needs.
  • Before alternatives or concepts are developed, the City will survey the community and use the feedback collected to guide development of alternatives or “options”.
  • The City Council and the Parks Boards will review the community input and the master plan alternatives and select a single alternative that will best serve the community of Ridgefield into the future.
  • A final master planning document will serve as a guide for ongoing management and development of the park.

Next Steps

Thank you to all who participated in our community survey! We received 526 responses and the project team is working to develop preliminary concepts that incorporate community feedback. Stay tuned for an update on what we heard and preliminary master plan concepts.

Abrams Park offers many options for recreation and is rich in Ridgefield history. As the city continues to grow, there is a vital need to update existing city parks, such as Abrams, to better serve our community now and into the future. The City of Ridgefield is developing a Master Plan that will outline a long-term vision for Abrams park. Understanding the community’s needs, values and vision for the future of Abrams Park is key to the Master Planning process.

Existing Conditions

Abrams is located at the end of Division Street off of N 5th Avenue near Union Ridge Elementary School. This 40-acre park features a two children's play areas, trail system, horseshoe pit, baseball, softball and soccer fields, a nature play area, 9 hole disc golf course, an orienteering course and a large area for playing volleyball. The Park also has a picnic shelter, plaza, and stage, with tables and kitchen facilities by reservation only. The park is also home to several annual community events and is actively used by Ridgefield Little League.

The property was deeded to the city in 1910 by D.K. Abrams and has featured baseball fields since the 1950s. As master-planning kicks off for the future of Abrams Park, we need to understand which of the current uses are most important to the community and should be prioritized for future improvements.

Planning for the Future

A master plan for Abrams park will incorporate the community's future vision and address concerns at the existing site. The City Council and Parks Board hope to balance the historical and natural identity of the park with updates and improvements that will ensure Abrams park is a community gathering place for all, long into the future.

  • The Master Plan process will include public participation, operational assessment, review of past plans and understanding of current community needs.
  • Before alternatives or concepts are developed, the City will survey the community and use the feedback collected to guide development of alternatives or “options”.
  • The City Council and the Parks Boards will review the community input and the master plan alternatives and select a single alternative that will best serve the community of Ridgefield into the future.
  • A final master planning document will serve as a guide for ongoing management and development of the park.

Next Steps

Thank you to all who participated in our community survey! We received 526 responses and the project team is working to develop preliminary concepts that incorporate community feedback. Stay tuned for an update on what we heard and preliminary master plan concepts.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Share your values, priorities and concerns related to Abrams Park through our online survey.

    Please complete the survey by February 2, 2024.

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