Revised Park View Athletic Field Proposal Presented

After presenting three revised designs to members of the community last night at a community meeting, those in attendance favored DPR’s proposal below as the  best possible fit based on the budget and community expectations of the services to be provided.
If anything lost out it would be baseball/softball. That was considered the least important of the communities needs. Those interested in tennis will have to wait until the eastern half of the recreation facility is renovated (although that is not currently in the cards). The planners heard loud and clear that two basketball courts was not to be entertained. The multi-purpose field is intended to answer the strong support voiced for soccer and football. This plan also includes the walking track that people expressed interest in.

The plan above is a basic concept that will also be developed further. Among the tweaks the community suggested was breaking up and relocating the bleachers, including picnic tables under a shade canopy where the current basketball court is, possibly installing a new tot lot, and looking for ways to include some trees to help shade and cool the area.

DPR representative Jackie Stanley pledged to communicate with the community regularly as the process moves forward and more details will be shared as they are known.


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4 Comments on “Revised Park View Athletic Field Proposal Presented”

  1. John H. Says:

    Seems like that little bit of green-grass trim around the basketball court is wasted space — too narrow to use for walking/running/playing. If they are going to cut the atheltic field in half — something I don’t support — why not enlarge the court area to fill the space? They could add some four square slots or shuffleboard or something that would make the space less than a waste.

    • Kent Says:

      This is just a general concept sketch. In the meeting I commented that they needed to be less rigid in their adherence to symmetry so that they could make the most of the site. The court can abut the walking path, and the walking path doesn’t need to be an oval.

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