Contact: Tammy Miller, 874-7465, email@example.com
The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is inviting citizens to offer feedback on the first draft of the 2013 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. A drop-in meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 24 at the ARC, 1701 W. Ash.
The Master Plan will serve as a guide for the development of parks, trails and facilities over the next 10 years. Copies of the plan will be available for the public to view at the meeting, and staff will be available to answer questions and take comments.
During the process of drafting the 2013 Master Plan, suggestions for revisions and recommended capital improvement projects were solicited from meetings with 58 park user groups - including City advisory commissions - and during October 2011 and March 2012 public input meetings. Input was also solicited via a 2010 Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Survey as well as a 2011 Park User Survey.
In addition to the public input meeting on April 24, park staff will be at various city events over the next six weeks to gather input. Citizens may also view the plan and offer input online at www.GoColumbiaMo.com/ParksandRec/2013_Master_Plan.
The draft plan will also be reviewed by several City commissions and boards. It is expected that the 2013 P&R Master Plan will be presented to the City Council for their consideration and approval this summer.
For more information, please contact Parks and Recreation at 874-7460.