WHAT's New In Parks:
The preliminary photo rendering of the “Community Park” plan; consultants will be hired in late fall to prepare various renditions of the new park plan with a final plan approval anticipated for Spring of 2021!
Parks, a park system, and connectivity between parks within a community are a key element for the “quality of life” of a community. Parks provide recreation, stress relief, physical fitness, socialization, and growth and development opportunities for the community. Thus, the City has made it a goal to improve the park system throughout the community.
The first goal is the creation of a single major park within the City. This is planned to by the redevelopment and expansion of “Community Park” which is commonly referred to as the Banditball Fields. The first step was the replacement of outdated playground equipment with a new playground feature installed in 2019. The second step was the acquisition of an additional 28 acres of undeveloped land immediately west of the “Community Park”. The next step will be a Master Planning process to determine community needs and set goals to meet these needs followed by a city-wide plan to meet the reported needs starting with the “Community Park”. Connectivity or a trail system connecting the city’s parks will also be addressed within the planning process.