Input needed to shape future of Canby's parks
Canby leaders are planning the future of the city's parks, and to help them do so, they're asking for the community's input.
The city would like to hear from residents, business owners, special interest groups and any other interested parties, according to a news release from the city. A public forum will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at City Hall, located at 222 N.E. Second Ave. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
At the forum, attendees will have the chance to weigh in on the development of a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
"The city's goal is to create a Parks Master Plan that reflects the needs of all the residents of Canby," Senior Planner Ryan Potter said, "and the best way to reach that goal is to include as many community members in the process as possible."
The new plan will include an update to the park system development charges, which are one-time fees charged to developers to help pay for future park projects.
It also will examine existing facilities and services to assess the current and ideal future level of services for the community based on the public input. The plan will prioritize needs and desires for upgrading and improving parks, recreational facilities, athletic fields, amenities, programs and services, according to the release.
At the forum, the project team will hear from attendees on future priorities for Canby's recreational facilities and activities. The team also will identify what funding sources may be available, discover potential partnerships and determine how best to support the recreational needs of the community.
Those who are unable to attend the forum will still have opportunities to share their thoughts, including through a public opinion survey that will be released later this summer.
The city of Canby has hired parks and recreation management consulting firm GreenPlay, LLC to oversee preparation of the master plan.
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