Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Give your input for future county parks

Parks Acquisition Plan Public Workshops
The County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public input to guide the County’s future parkland acquisition efforts. The voters approved the current Park Charter Fund in 2006, ensuring funding through 2021 for acquisition, development, operation, and maintenance of the County’s 46,000-acre 28-park system. Fifteen percent of the funding is allocated specifically for land acquisition.

Three community workshops are scheduled for July for the public to provide input on future direction of the County’s purchase of parkland, including trails.

The last of three meetings will be held at the Mayfair Community Center in San Jose on July 14, 7 to 9 PM.
Location: 2039 Kammerer Ave., San Jose

The workshops will provide an overview of current County parks, the planned Countywide Trail System, and future park expansion areas as identified in the County General Plan. While the updated Parks Acquisition Plan will not identify specific parcels to be acquired, the public will have an opportunity in these workshops to help identify acquisition criteria and provide other thoughts about parkland acquisition to County staff. A summary of the public input will be presented to the Board of Supervisors in August.

For more info, contact Tamara Clark Shear at tamara.shear@prk.sccgov.org

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