*For Immediate Release*
Astoria Parks and Recreation Conducting Online Survey for Parks Master Plans
ASTORIA OR, May 15: The City of Astoria encourages community members to participate in an online survey to provide comments about proposed recommendations for improvements to McClure Park and Shively Park. The survey can be accessed via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mcclure_shively. Paper copies of the survey also will be available at the Astoria Aquatics Center. More information about the Master Planning process is available on the City’s website at www.astoriaparks.com.
The Astoria City Council identified planning for these two parks as a priority in the recently adopted City-wide Astoria Parks Comprehensive Master Plan. Individual Master Plans for these parks will address future plans for development and/or redevelopment of these two parks. The Master Plans are being funded by a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Parks planning consultants from GreenWorks and Angelo Planning Group are assisting with preparation of the Master Plans. Implementation of the Master Plans will depend on the City’s ability to obtain grants or other funding to pay for improvements to the parks.
The draft recommendations for the two parks build on preparation of master planning alternatives and two rounds of community open houses. A first round of public open house meetings was held in March and gave community members the opportunity to comment on how these two Parks should be maintained and/or improved in the future. A second round of open house meetings provided community members the opportunity to review and comment on alternative planning concepts presented by the planning team. The online survey provides an opportunity to comment on resulting draft Master Plan recommendations. Draft Master plans will be available on the City’s website by May 30 and will be reviewed by the Astoria City Council at their June 5 meeting. The draft Master Plans include ideas concerning:
• Preferred uses and activities
• Maintenance of natural features
• Safety considerations
• Construction and/or maintenance of Park amenities
• Access to the Parks
For more information, visit www.astoriaparks.com or contact Angela Cosby, Director of Parks and Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-298-2460.
About Astoria Parks and Recreation
The mission of Astoria Parks & Recreation is to provide life-long learning, wellness, and well-being through recreational opportunities and is dedicated to the preservation of natural resources, open spaces and facilities that inspire and bring neighbors together.
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