Willistown Township's comprehensive plan, "Guidelines for Growth" was adopted March 14, 2011. References to Willistown Township Parks and Recreation can be found throughout the document.
View the Willistown Township Comprehensive Plan
View the Comprehensive Plan Maps
PARKS AND RECREATION MAPS:
View Map 6, Existing Recreation Sites, Publicly Accessible Open Space & Trails
View Map 13, the Park and Recreation Plan
What is a comprehensive plan?
Comprehensive plans are intended to provide a community with a vision for the future. Recent efforts by the Township's Planning Commission and Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee culminated in a new comprehensive plan for the community. The Township is authorized to plan for its future (and required to do so) pursuant to the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968, as amended).
According to the Code, municipal comprehensive plans shall include, at a minimum, objectives for future development, a plan for land use, a plan to meet the housing needs of present and future residents, a plan for the movement of people and goods, a plan for community facilities and utilities, a plan for the protection of natural and historic resources, and a discussion of short- and long-range plan implementation strategies. Topics range from an assessment of the amount, intensity, and character of land use to an evaluation of local street systems, parking facilities, and mass transit routes to an assessment of public facilities (parks, libraries, fire and police services). Once adopted the policies and recommendations of the plan can be implemented through ordinances and other methods.
The Township's original comprehensive plan, Guidelines for Growth, was adopted in 1962 and has been revised and updated several times over the intervening years. This version of Guidelines for Growth is a direct outgrowth of past planning efforts, including the 1997 comprehensive plan and the Township's 1993 open space, recreation and natural resources plan.
We welcome your comments as we work to implement the plan.