Great Parks Final Park Planning Meetings
Great Parks is wrapping up its two-year project to complete Park and Facility Master Plans. Building on community input received during the development of its first Comprehensive Master Plan in 2019, Great Parks engaged with more than 2,200 county residents, park visitors and community and stakeholder groups to develop a plan for every park in the district. The process places the parks into three geographic planning regions: West, Central and East.
This May, the public is invited to review draft plans for each region and ask questions during three virtual public meetings. Input received will be considered as plans are finalized for each park. Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings will be held via Zoom. Attendees can join online using a computer, tablet, smartphone or telephone.
The Comprehensive Master Plan is the guiding document that sets the vision for parks, facilities, programming and services through 2028. The Park and Facility Master Plans look at each Great Park with additional detail to create an illustrative master plan for each park with recommendations for specific improvements and programs. The plans will shape current maintenance and operations strategies, as well as capital project plans, to enable Great Parks to make informed decisions that help it continue as a responsible steward of natural resources and public funds.
“We’re very excited to bring these draft plans back to the public,” said Todd Palmeter, CEO of Great Parks. “The public has provided great ideas and input over the past two years, and these plans are a direct response to community needs. These public meetings are an opportunity for people to get a look at the plans they helped develop.”
Individuals with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Great Parks by May 11 at 513-521-7275, Voice/TDD. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status. Comments should be submitted by May 31, 2021.
For more information, visit https://mygreatparks.com/.