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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Share your vision for the future of Columbus Recreation and Parks

As a valued member of the community, your input and knowledge has been crucial in developing recommendations that will guide the future of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. We will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, May 21 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Martin Janis Senior Center to share and discuss our findings and preliminary recommendations with you.
Since we last met with you, we have:

·         Completed a citywide public survey effort
·         Updated our recreation facilities and parklands inventory
·         Consistently presented this information and have received guidance from the Park Board, an internal staff Steering Committee and an Advisory Committee representing a cross-section of the Columbus community.
·         Internally assessed and evaluated existing recreation programs, operations, management protocols, as well as the financial expenditures and budgetary aspects of the CRPD

Our community outreach effort, in concert with the department’s assessment of existing inventory and operations, has revealed both general and specific recommendations for the CRPD to consider and possibly adopt. These planning and study efforts have been directed to provide high-quality and accessible park spaces, facilities, programs, and recreational experiences that meet the need of the entire community in a fiscally responsible manner. 

It is extremely timely and critically important for you to participate and contribute to ensure that your input will help direct and shape the 2013 Columbus Recreation and Parks Master Plan and your community for the next 10 years. Attached is a flyer for the meeting if you have not already received one, feel free to pass this along to others!

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you at your public meeting,


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