COLUMBIA — The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department wants to get public input on a pending update of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan.
A meeting will be held to get input on the plan from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Activity and Recreation Center, 1701 W. Ash St. There are different time slots for certain areas of interest:
- 6 to 6:45 p.m. — Sports and athletics
- 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. — Environment and natural resources
- 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. — All other areas
City park education specialist Janet Godon said gathering public input on the master plan is a long and ongoing process that's intended to involve all interested parties. "It's kind of a wish list of park users," she said.
The master plan was last updated in 2002 and was designed to be a 10-year plan, according to the city's website.
After hearing from the public, the department will present options to the Columbia City Council. Various boards and commissions also will hold hearings and review the plan.
The goal is for the plan to be written and approved in 2012 and implemented in 2013, Godon said.