Parks and Recreation wants your ideas for 2011

It’s time to figure out what Fayetteville needs most in terms of outdoor parks, and as usual, city officials are looking for input from residents. If you’ve got any suggestions, here’s your chance to speak up.

The Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting at the Lake Fayetteville boat dock office at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17.

The purpose of the meeting is to identify potential needs and priorities for 2011. The department is open to pretty much any kind of suggestion. “Whether it’s suggesting more ADA accessibility or simply requesting more trails, as long as it’s an outdoor parks and recreation need, we’ll consider it,” said parks planner Carole Jones.

Following the identification process, city officials will select priorities to be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for a matching grant application.

Ethnic minorities, persons with special needs, elderly persons over 55, youth and special interest groups are encouraged to attend and participate.

The Lake Fayetteville boat dock office is located at 1330 E. Lake Fayetteville Road.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can call the department at 479-444-3471. Written comments may be submitted to Fayetteville Parks and Recreation, 113 West Mountain, Fayetteville, AR 72701 or [email protected].

2011 Parks and Rec Needs and Priorities meeting

Date: Thursday, June 17
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Fayetteville boat dock office, 1330 E. Lake Fayetteville Road