Wilsonville Parks & Recreation News

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Open House Kicks Off Parks & Recreation Master Planning Process

As part of the Parks & Recreation Master Plan study that is now underway, the City of Wilsonville is hosting a public open house on Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m. –8 p.m. at City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. The City seeks community member and stakeholder feedback on the types of parks and recreation programs, services and facilities the community desires to support in Wilsonville.

The purpose of the master plan is to provide a community-driven vision and long-range guide for the Parks & Recreation Department covering all parks, facilities and programs.

To help develop the plan, the City hired GreenPlay, LLC, a national firm based in Colorado with extensive experience across the U.S. facilitating, researching and developing similar parks and recreation master plans.

The 12-month planning process seeks to compare current parks and recreation facilities, programs and services with the community’s future needs and desires. The plan is going to recommend potential changes and/or enhancements for City Council consideration early next year.

The project’s work plan includes extensive community engagement with residents, business owners, stakeholders and people of all ages. In addition to the upcoming open house, the City is also planning to provide more opportunities for community feedback that include additional public meetings, a public online survey, stakeholder interviews, focus-group discussions and a public hearing prior to the City Council adoption early next year.

Parks & Recreation Director Mike McCarty shares, “We recognize that providing high-quality parks and recreational opportunities is extremely important to the overall quality of life within Wilsonville and we want as many people as possible to participate in this planning process to ensure the plan is supported by the public and is consistent with the community’s high expectations.”

For more information, contact Mike McCarty, Wilsonville Parks & Recreation Director at 503-570-1579 or at mccarty@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Parks and Recreation Master Plan Project Webpage
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