Published: Jun 14, 2012 10:42 AM
Modified: Jun 14, 2012 10:43 AM
Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking 12 to 15 residents to serve on its newly created Master Plan Steering Committee.
The committee will review, update and revise the 2003 facilities and master plan and the 2005 recreation program plan.
The goal of the committee is to collect information at residents’ meetings, examine data and information provided b y staff, and determine future system priorities. DPR staff and the along with committee members will update Durham City Council throughout the process.
“We understand that if residents are involved in the park planning process, then there will be commitment to the plan early on and going forward,” said Beth Timson, assistant director of park planning and education.
“Since parks and recreation is a very user-interactive city function, the discussion of the future and issues should be resident focused with statistical data as one piece of decision‐making but not the only driver of it.”
Other components of the process include the collection of hard data from various sources including: surveys, web site, growth projections from transportation’s new long range plan, census data, facility physical condition assessment, etc.
Participants will serve on the committee for ten months beginning in September and will be required to attend one or two meetings per month. You must be Durham resident willing to help develop an effective, inclusive approach to the development of Durham’s new master plan. You must also be knowledgeable about parks and recreation and represent a community or neighborhood group which you can speak for and communicate back to.
Applications are being accepted now through July 1 and candidates will be selected by the end of July. Interested persons can find the application online at DPRPlayMore.org
. For more details contact Beth Timson at 919-560-4355 or Beth.Timson@durhamnc.gov.
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