Contact: Tammy Miller, 874-7465
The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is inviting citizens to offer their input as part of the process to update the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. A public meeting will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on October 18 at the ARC, 1701 West Ash.
The current Master Plan was approved and published in 2002 and has provided a blueprint for parks planning for 10 years. Parks and Recreation staff has started the process to revise the plan with the intention that it will serve the City for the next 10 years.
The meeting on October 18 has been divided into time slots for any individual, family, group, or organization who may have a special interest. However, citizens are welcome to drop by at any time and discuss with parks staff what they would like to see in Columbia's parks in the future:
6-6:45 p.m. - Sports and Athletics
6:45-7:30 p.m. - Environment and Natural Resources
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Park Users and Interested Parties
Attendees will receive a free daily outdoor pool pass for next summer, while supplies last.
It is expected that the Parks Master Plan will be presented to the City Council for their consideration and approval late in 2012.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 874-7460.