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Posted on: June 6, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Make Your Voice Heard: Share Your Ideas for Parks

Our community leaders are considering a park bond measure to protect open space and wildlife habitat, improve neighborhood parks and make much-needed repairs to Julius Boehm Pool, one of the last publicly-operated pools in our area.

Before a decision is made this summer about a park bond, make your voice heard.

Our Park Bond Citizen Advisory Committee is gathering input from the public in a variety of ways.

In PersonCommunity Open House

  • 6:30-9 p.m. June 17, 2013
  • Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
  • Come to Pickering Barn for snacks and to share your input with the Citizen Advisory Committee and the Park Board.
On Our Website
  • Share your ideas about community parks, recreation and conservation goals, as well as proposed projects at
On Social Media
  • Join us on social media to share your ideas and learn more about how parks, recreation, open space and trails benefit our community. Use the hashtag #yourparks on Twitter and Instagram.
“All of us look forward to listening and learning more about our community’s parks and recreation priorities,” Mayor Ava Frisinger said. “Your input will guide us as we plan for the future of the parks, recreation, open space and trails that we all value so greatly.”

Learn more about our community outreach and the proposed park bond measure at

In preparation for a possible park bond measure, the City Council authorized the Mayor to create a Citizen Advisory Committee.

This group of stakeholders from throughout our community is tasked with:

  • Reviewing the statistically-valid EMC Research community survey
  • Gathering community input on park bond wish list items
  • Making a recommendation to the Park Board by June 24, 2013
The decision about whether to place a park bond measure on the November 2013 general election ballot is up to the City Council.

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