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Community members will get an update and have an opportunity to provide input on their priorities.

The city of Canby will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to update the community on the city's Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and community members are encouraged to attend.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers from the public. The Herald-Pioneer.

Over the last year, the city has been making progress toward updating the master plan by hiring a consulting firm and surveying residents and stakeholders. The process began early last year to update a plan that has not been updated in 20 years.

The consulting firm, BerryDunn (formerly GreenPlay, LLC), will present its findings on the data that have been collected, in addition to results of the survey held late last year, which yielded over 1,200 responses.

The presentation will also include an update to the Parks System Development Charge, which will help to pay for the upgrades.

"The final master plan will examine existing facilities and services to assess the current and ideal future level of services for the community based on public input," Ryan Potter, senior planner for the city, said in a press release. "It will also prioritize needs and desires for upgrading and improving parks, recreational facilities, athletic fields, amenities, programs and services."

Initial studies conducted last summer revealed that top priorities for the plan included creation of recreation programs, adding a dog park and more trail systems and updates to park facilities. The city's Parks and Recreation Master Plan was last updated in 2002.

The community can attend the Zoom meeting using the link below:

Meeting ID: 813 8429 5172

Passcode: 286531

Dial 1-253-215-8782 (for audio-only participation)

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