The Alameda City Council is set to consider adopting a "park master plan" that calls for new sports fields and more open space, including developing the former Alameda Beltline property as a community park.
The plan also calls for officials to support urban gardens through partnerships with community groups and nonprofits and with the Alameda Unified School District.
The development of the master plan follows the council hearing a report in August 2010 on the condition of the city's parks and the work needed to improve them.
Around the same time as they heard the report city officials received a $250,000 state grant that pays for street tree planting, wetlands restoration and other green projects, including efforts to promote walking and biking and to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The report and the grant prompted two community workshops, the creation of a website and a random phone survey of 450 residents to help create the master park plan.
The city's Recreation Commission approved the plan in March.
Along with identifying sites for potential future parks, including at Alameda Point, the plan features an inventory of city-owned trees and calls for the renovation of the former Naval Air Station's gym and officers' club.
It also calls for the discontinued use of the Veteran's Building.
The plan shows most people surveyed or who participated in the workshops would actively support or work in a community
Other areas of public interest are new sports fields and a performance arts center.
The council will consider approving the plan Tuesday.
In other business, the council will meet in closed session to review the lawsuit filed in May against the city and Alameda County by the family of Raymond Zack.
The 52-year-old Zack committed suicide by drowning himself on Memorial Day last year at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach as police and firefighters remained on shore.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, saying city and county officials were negligent due to lack of training and by not having proper rescue equipment.
The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.