Come see preliminary parks plan

On Thursday, July 17, the consulting firm charged with creating Asheville’s new Parks, Recreation, Cultural Arts and Greenways Master Plan will present its preliminary findings in a public meeting. 

The Colorado-based GreenPlay LLC was given the task in January, and followed up with several meetings to gather public input. Since then, the company has sifted through that information and interviewed city staff to come up with a roughed-in vision for the new plan, says Debbie Ivester of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

“The preliminary recommendations are very preliminary,” Ivester says. “They are pretty broad is scope.”

GreenPlay representatives will give a presentation, and the public will have a chance to fill out comment cards with their responses. Comments will also be accepted online through July 27 at The presentation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte St.

A final plan is expected to be submitted for City Council’s approval in September.

Brian Postelle, staff writer


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One thought on “Come see preliminary parks plan

  1. LOKEL

    I see the City has once again gone “outta town” to find a consultant… why is it they think we need to pay the big bucks to someone from somewhere else evaluate what the City needs to do?

    Are there no similar firms here in town?

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