FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PARKVILLE, MO, MARCH 31, 2016 – The City of Parkville invites the community to attend a public open house on Thursday, April 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion (11 Main Street) in downtown Parkville to share thoughts and ideas as part of the planning process for the Parkville Parks Master Plan Update.
During the open house, the public will be able to review detailed project exhibits of the parks system. Representatives from the City and the consultant team will be in attendance to report on progress to-date, answer specific questions, and receive public comment and feedback. Important topics include the improvement of existing facilities, future amenity needs, top project priorities and more. No formal presentation will be given. The event is a come-and-go open house and those able to attend are encouraged to drop in any time between 5:30-7:30 p.m. Comments can also be shared online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.surveymonkey.com/r/parkvilleparks through April 30, 2016.
The purpose of the planning effort is to create a new Parkville Parks Plan with specific emphasis on the riverfront parks corridor, including regionally significant Platte Landing Park and the western portion of English Landing Park. The primary goal is to re-examine community priorities for riverfront parks and develop a strategy to guide park development over the next 10 to 15 years.
The planning process began earlier this year and will continue through the summer of 2016. Feedback from community stakeholders is essential to the successful development of the plan and as a result, public input at the open house on April 14 is vital to the project. Online commenting is available for those that cannot make the open house at www.surveymonkey.com/r/parkvilleparks through April 30. The nine member Parkville Community Land and Recreation Board (CLARB) and several Platte County officials were identified and are currently serving as the steering committee for the project.
For more information about the Parkville Parks Master Plan Update, contact Tim Blakeslee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 741-7676. Continue the discussion about the Parkville Parks Master Plan Update via the City’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/CityOfParkville/) and Twitter (@parkvillemo) pages by using our project hashtag: #PARKVILLEPARKS.