Foothills Parks and Recreation District will host the first of three public meetings on July 22 to help shape the new master plan for Clement Park.
The 25-year-old Clement Park needs an estimated $7 million to $8 million in repairs and upgrades, according to the district. Much of the park’s facilities and equipment, including the irrigation system, are original and need repair or replacement.
The first meeting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Foothills’ Peak Community and Wellness Center. The district will give a short presentation about the project before opening it up for public comments.
Foothills wants to use the meetings to get direction from community members about what they believe should be the top priorities in the park.
“The most important aspect of this first phase of the project is for us to learn the wishes of the community and to create methods of funding an implementation plan to accomplish the goals of the community,” said Kate Dragoo, spokeswoman for Foothills. “What it was intentionally designed for in usage all those years ago is not necessarily how the park is used today.”
The meetings will allow the community to let Foothills know what it wants to see in the park over the next 25 years.
“Park designs have come a long way since then, and park users’ interests and hobbies have changed and evolved, which is why we want to hear what the community thinks of the park currently and what improvements or amenities they wish to see in the future,” Dragoo said.
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