The City of Parkville invites the community to visit Pocket Park in downtown Parkville during the Fourth of July celebration to view and share thoughts on two draft concepts as part of the planning process for the Parkville Parks Master Plan Update. The two draft concepts will be on display in Pocket Park on Monday, July 4 following the parade (12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.) until 8:00 p.m., weather permitting.
Representatives from the City and the consultant team will be available to report on progress to-date, answer specific questions and receive public comment and feedback. No formal presentation will be given and the event is come-and-go. Those able to attend are encouraged to drop by for a few minutes before or after participating in other festival activities such as the carnival, shopping, dining, or fireworks. For those unable to make it to downtown Parkville on July 4, comments can also be shared online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParkConcepts through July 31, 2016.
The purpose of the planning effort is to create an updated Parkville Parks Plan with specific emphasis on the riverfront parks corridor, including the 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 successful development of the plan. The nine-member Parkville Community Land and Recreation Board (CLARB) and several Platte County officials are currently serving as the steering committee for the project.
For more information about the Parkville Parks Master Plan Update, visit: http://parkvillemo.gov/2016-parks-master-plan-update/, or contact Tim Blakeslee by e-mail. Continue the discussion about the Parkville Parks Master Plan Update via the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages by using our project hashtag: #PARKVILLEPARKS.