Quality of Life


Goal 7: To be a creative and inclusive community with beautiful public spaces that protect and promote resources and culture.

Status: On Track


Quality of life is the general health, well-being, comfort and happiness experienced by citizens. With a continued focus on maintaining financial stability, providing quality services responsiveto customers and enhancing community and neighborhood vitality, the City is ensuring all residents are proud to call Tallahassee home. Ongoing quality of life efforts include sustainabilityinitiatives, maintaining the urban canopy, housing options for every income level, healthy neighborhoods and consistent community engagement.

1. Number of parks by 2024. Target: 100 parks


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1.In 2022, FAMU Way Skate Park was created. In 2021, the Parkview at Cascades was created. In 2020, the Bond Linear Park and the Cascades Overlook were created. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

2. Percent of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park or open space. Target: 100%


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2. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

3. Number of participants in City Parks and Recreation programs. Target: 612,000


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3. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

4. Complete construction on Market District Park by 2024.

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4. PLACE. Last updated: December 2022.

5. Complete construction of the second Senior Center by 2024.

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3. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

6. Achieve CAPRA accreditation (Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies) from the National Recreation and Parks Association by 2024.

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3. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

Initiative 1. Continue with the implementation of Greenways Master Plan projects.

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4. PLACE. Last updated: December 2023.



1. Number of neighborhoods with an established liaison. Target: 225 neighborhoods


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1. Liaisons are residents that act as a contact between their neighborhood and City staff. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

2. Number of sidewalk projects completed annually. Target: 10

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2.Underground Utilities & Public Infrastructure. Last Updated: December 2023.

3. Rate of voluntary compliance by property owners for code violations. Target: 90%


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3. Housing and Community Resilience. Last Updated: December 2023.

4. Percent of urban forest tree canopy coverage. Target: 55%


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4. With the development of The Urban Forest Master Plan in 2018, the City began measuring its Urban Tree Canopy using satellite imagery and LiDAR. Because changes to tree canopy coverage happen very slowly, this type of study is typically done once every ten years. PLACE. Last updated: December 2021.

5. Achieve 30 consecutive years of "Tree City USA" status

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5. Community Beautification and Waste Management. Last updated: August 2022.

Initiative 1: Facilitate neighborhood entry signage and placemaking.

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Initiative 1. Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

1. Establish a Historic District / Museum Walk by 2024.

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1. Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: August 2022.

Initiative 1: Increase attendance at City-organized and City-sponsored festivals and cultural events year over year.

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Initiative 1. Communications. Last Updated: December 2022.

Initiative 2. Increase diversity and variety of City-sponsored events.

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Initiative 2. Communications. Last Updated: December 2022.

Initiative 3. Provide multiple platforms to inform citizens of local culture and City events.

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Initiative 3. Communications. Last Updated: December 2022.