Ideas Wanted for Improving Opportunities and Access to Recreation

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The community is being asked to submit their ideas on how to improve opportunities and access to recreation programs, special events, parks and facilities, as the City continues updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

The City is offering up a number of ways to provide input, including at one of the Get Involved pop-up event at Tomlinson Aqua Park or Grass Creek Park during the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival.

Those pop-up event dates and times will be posted on the City’s website and may change based on weather conditions.

You can also make suggestions online by clicking on “IDEAS” at the City’s Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update page.

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“We’re reviewing our spring survey information and have seen many great ideas for how you’d like to improve opportunities and access to parks and recreation. The survey may be closed, but we still want your ideas!” said Jaclyn Grimmon, recreation programs manager, in a release. Grimmon also reports recreation and leisure services staff will be meeting with community groups, sports user groups and other stakeholders to help shape the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update.

In the release, the City stated: Sierra Planning and Management has been contracted to assist in the development of the update which is scheduled to be developed over the course of 2018 with the goal of having a finished final draft in early 2019. It will guide the City’s recreation and leisure services department’s work over the next 15 years.

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan was developed in 2010 and provides an implementation strategy for the development of parks and recreation services until 2025.

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