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June 24, 2019
Resident meetings on park improvements set for July
Input on North Hill Park and Travis Farm Park sought
MURPHY (June 24, 2019) A pair of neighborhood meetings are scheduled for Saturday, July 13 to gather information, answer questions, and gauge preferences on recreational amenities from residents living near two different City of Murphy parks.
Funding for improvements to the two parks, Travis Farm Park and North Hill Park, was included in the voter-approved Capital Improvement Projects bond program of 2017.
The morning’s first meeting will be held at the Travis Farm Park Pavilion, 502 Skyline Drive, at 9 a.m. The pavilion, which can comfortably hold up to 50 persons, can be reached by turning east on Skyline Drive from South Murphy Road and remaining on Skyline Drive until the street dead-ends at the park. Ample parking is available at the park’s entrance.
Residents interested in providing feedback on the improvements to Travis Farm Park should gather at the pavilion by 9 a.m. to hear a brief presentation. The proposed amenities for that specific park improvement plan will be up for discussion and interaction at that time. Currently, the concept for Travis Farm Park includes a zipline playground addition, benches, picnic tables and additional landscaping, trees and appropriate irrigation.
Then, the morning’s second meeting will begin at the pavilion at North Hill Park, 1302 Rodeo Drive, at 11 a.m. Parking is available along the park’s perimeter. Residents interested in sharing their thoughts on the improvement plan for North Hill Park will have their opportunity to visit with staff starting at 11 a.m. Planners have put together an improvement plan for North Hill Park that includes a splash pad, a concession building with restrooms, benches, picnic tables, additional landscaping, trees and accompanying irrigation.
“Resident input is critical for us,” says Ken Lee, Capital Improvement Bond Projects Manager. “We want to ensure that we are adding those elements to these parks that people want and will use. Getting their views on our proposed plans gives us the confidence that we are meeting their needs.”
Resident comments will be noted and used in making the final determination on park amenities for both sites. Light refreshments will be served.