A public meeting on proposed improvements to Rock Quarry Park will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the park, 2002 Grindstone Parkway.
The hearing will allow residents to offer input on the design of basketball and tennis courts that are planned for the park and have been part of its master plan since it was first developed.
Current plans are limited to the courts, but Mike Snyder, senior parks planner of the Parks and Recreation Department said the city is "always thinking about the future."
Snyder believes the addition of courts will draw more crowds to the park. He noted the popularity of courts at Bethel Park, also on the south side of town. Basketball courts, he added, should "attract the many college students in the area."
Given the potential increase in park users, the city also has set aside an area for additional parking if it becomes necessary.
The budget for the proposed courts is $190,000. Plans call for beginning construction in the spring. Basketball courts should take about a month, and the tennis courts about two months.