With the population expected to double over the next few decades, planning for present and future parks is critical to maintaining Redmond as a friendly, welcoming city offering a high-quality of life. Planning for that future got underway today as the Parks Master Plan Update Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) met for the second time.
The meeting was kicked off with a Post-It Note brainstorming session guided by Parks and Administration Division(s) Manager, Annie McVay. Participants were asked to share what changes over the next twenty years would make Redmond a premier place to live. Ideas were then grouped into broad topic areas to be explored as the planning process moves forward. Topic areas included (in no particular order):
- Adequate funding for development and maintenance of parks
- Interconnecting parks with trails, walkways and bike paths
- Landscaping, gardens, trees, etc.
- Developing a sense of place within neighborhoods and the city
- New facilities
- More activities
- Fostering community involvement in the parks
- and more…
This is just the beginning, if you’d like to be part of the discussion, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved. You can begin by sharing your ideas in the comments below. Please note that all comments are moderated so it may take a short period of time before you comment appears.