SNELLVILLE – City officials are still looking for residents’ input on what they’d like to see at T.W. Briscoe Park following the first of two meetings regarding the park’s Master Plan update.
More than two dozen attendees of the first meeting Aug. 15 had an opportunity to pick five items or improvements they’d like to see at the park – a gymnasium, hiking trails, splash pad and indoor meeting rooms were the top picks. The forums are designed to identify the needs of the community as part of Phase III of the park’s Master Plan update.
The second public hearing will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at City Hall, 2342 Oak Road.
“This information will be noted and the comments made on the three possible (community building) design layouts will also be noted,” said Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Platt. “We will probably make a few adjustments based on this meeting feedback and put it out to those that come to the September meeting to get even more feedback. Once we get feedback from the September meeting we will buckle down and try to get a more specific building design and items that are of high priority onto an actual design board showing all of the park and possible new additions.”
After the designs and specific items are determined, the Park Advisory Board then the Mayor and Council must approve the proposals and then funding sources must be determined.
“We want residents to come to the Sept. 19 meeting and let us know what they see at the park,” Platt said. “We depend on residents’ input to make these changes. If you’d like to see something at the park, please attend the meeting and let us know.”