Columbus Parks and Recreation will be unveiling its five-year master plan tonight.

Mark Jones, parks director, explains that the planning process has been going on for more than a year with many public workshops and surveys.

Jones says the master plan is important to show that the city is hearing what residents want from their parks.

Jones said that the master plan provides a road map for the parks department going forward and sets the community’s priorities as the department’s goals.

Tonight’s public session will be held at Donner Center beginning at 6 p.m. and you are invited. It is expected to last about an hour.