Contact: Tammy Miller, 874-7465
The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is again inviting citizens to offer their input as part of the process to update the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. A second public meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 15 at the ARC, 1701 West Ash.
The meeting will be held in an open house "drop-in" format, prior to the regularly scheduled Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. Parks and Recreation staff will present several components of the Master Plan at the March 15 meeting, including the 2012 Trails Plan, Neighborhood Park Plan and also recommended capital improvement projects.
Suggestions for Master Plan revisions and recommended capital improvement projects were solicited from meetings with 49 focus groups - including City advisory commissions - and during an October 2011 public input meeting. Input was also solicited via a 2010 Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Survey as well as a 2011 Park User Survey.
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 is midway through the process to revise the plan with the intention that it will serve the City for the next 10 years. It is expected that the Parks Master Plan will be presented to the City Council for their consideration and approval late this year.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 874-7460.