During the past 20 years, Madera has experienced significant residential and economic growth. The community has become economically self-sufficient with a strong and diverse industrial base, and vital retail areas. It has recently more than doubled its geographical size and has started incorporating neighborhoods and commercial areas. A consequence of this growth and change in community character has been an emerging need to redefine the City’s identity and help set a course for the future that reflects the values of its citizens.
- Vision 2025
The development of the Vision 2025 plan began in the summer of 2005, when Madera engaged in a community process to develop a plan to guide the city to a preferred future. This community-wide effort was conducted over a two year period and involved thousands of citizens representing dozens of community interests, including business, environment, neighborhood, social service, healthcare, education, government and many others. The products of this endeavor are Vision Statements which describe Madera in the year 2025 in four focus areas:
- A Well Planned City
- A Strong Community and Great Schools
- Good Job and Economic Opportunity
- A Safe and Healthy Environment
The end product of the accumulation of the community-wide efforts was the creation and adoption of an Action Plan which identifies the programs and projects necessary to achieve that Vision for our future. The resulting Action Plan lists specific activities that will help move the community in the direction of the Vision. It also assigns these activities to individuals, groups or agencies that will take the lead in shepherding the activities to fruition.
Madera envisions itself as a well planned and attractive City. We see ourselves as a community abundant with good jobs and economic opportunity. We see ourselves as a strong community, with great schools and strong family values. And we see ourselves living in a safe and healthy environment in which we protect our resources and provide healthy educational and recreational opportunities. Please browse our website to see what the community is doing to insure that our Vision becomes a reality. The information you will see reflects our commitment to a bright future and provides a glimpse of the Vision of Tomorrow Today!
Check out the Vision 2025 plan by clicking here.
- Vision 2025: Progress Updates
Find the latest Vision 2025 updates here.
- Parks & Recreation Master Plan
The purpose of the Park and Recreation Master Plan is to provide a framework for the development and management of the City’s parks and recreation facilities through the year 2025. Madera’s parks, recreation facilities, and community services serve multiple purposes and meet diverse needs. The sports fields may provide weeknight and weekend activities for children, adults, and families for T-ball, youth soccer, Babe Ruth baseball, or another organized sports league. Other Maderans may never go to a sports field but instead use the Vern McCullough Fresno River Trail to unwind at the end of a long day or to provide a fresh start to every morning.
To some, a City park is a swath of green space that provides a break from the urban form. To others, the City’s community services are an essential safe haven or nutritious
In whatever way Maderans define and use the City’s parks, recreation facilities, and community services, the Parks & Recreation Master Plan seeks to accommodate a comprehensive, robust, and sustainable system to serve the City’s existing and future residents.
The Parks & Recreation Master Plan can be accessed by clicking here.