Amarillo TX – During its last three meetings, the Amarillo Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed the 2008 Parks Master Plan, making recommendations for updates throughout the process. Now, the public’s input is wanted on those proposed updates to the Parks Master Plan, which includes ideas for new development as well as improvements to existing parks.
The Amarillo Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of public input meetings throughout the city. In addition to learning about the proposed updates to the 2012 Parks and Recreation Master Plan, attendees will also get a review of the completed capital improvements from 2007 to 2011. The Parks Administration staff will also ask citizens to provide input on proposed Parks and Recreation improvements, as well as programs, for 2012 to 2017.
“The services and facilities offered through the Parks and Recreation Department truly add to the quality of life in Amarillo,” says Larry Offerdahl, director. “That’s why we want feedback from our citizens on the future of our Parks Master Plan because they are the ones reaping the benefits.”
Citizens are invited to attend one or more of the public input meetings:
Monday, May 21, 2012, North Branch Library (1500 NE 24th), 7 p.m.
Thursday May 24, 2012, SW Branch Library (6801 SW 45th), 7 p.m.
- Tuesday May 29, 2012, Woodlands Elem. School (2501Coulter), 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012, East Branch Library (2232 E. 27th), 7 p.m.
Following the series of meetings on the proposed Parks Master Plan, citizen input will be compiled and presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission at its June 12, 2012 meeting. The commission’s final recommendations will be forwarded to the Amarillo City Commission for consideration in July 2012.
For additional information on the update of the Park Master Plan, please call 378-4290.