The original "Fort Lawton Park Plan" was drafted in 1972 by Dan Kiley. As a policy document, it was meant to be used as a guide for making decisions regarding immediate and long range physical development of the Park.
In 1974 Dan Kiley submitted the "Revised Master Plan for Discovery (formerly Fort Lawton) Park". This was a supplement to the original Fort Lawton Park Plan and incorporated revisions and additions to that earlier document. It was intended that all features and policies of the 1972 report continue to be a part of the Plan, except where revised or expanded by this newest report.
The Purpose of the Revised Master Plan was to "reevaluate certain plan-elements and recommendations of the Long Range Plan in light of policies and developments that have materialized since the Plan was proposed."
"The Discovery Park Development Plan" was created in 1986 by the Department of Parks and Recreation. It was based upon the 1972 Fort Lawton Park Plan and the 1974 Revised Master Plan for Discovery Park.
As before, it was intended that all features and policies of the 1972 and 1974 Plans continue to be a part of the Plan for Discovery Park, except where revised by this latest effort.
Today, all 3 Plans together comprise "The Master Plan" in that each successive document revises some, but not all, of the features and policies of the previous Plan(s).