COLUMBIA – Proposed changes at A. Perry Philips Park and Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia will be up for public discussion again on Sept. 23, following the initial meeting Tuesday at the Activity and Recreation Center. Both are at 6 p.m.
Columbia residents were asked last winter their opinions on different park planning options. Current plans for the park include an ice rink along with another indoor athletic facility and other common park amenities like shelters and fields.
Planners said they incorporated responses from the winter surveys in designing the current proposal. They will be taking more public comments at the meetings and through a web-based survey.
Mayor Darwin Hindman built a legacy on developing and enhancing Columbia's parks system. When the changes are complete, the two sites will make up the second largest park in the city. Needless to say, with the work projected to be complete years down the road, Columbia has a lot at stake in constructing a great product.
What ideas do you have for the development of A. Perry Philips Park and Gans Creek Recreation Area?