On October 18, 2016, the City awarded a contract to Baxter Miller Landscape Architects ("BMLA") to complete a Neighborhood Improvement Plan for 10 neighborhood parks, as well as the undeveloped Whispering Hills site. The following parks are part of the improvement plan:
As the City prepares to renovate the parks, residents and park visitors were encouraged to provide feedback regarding park use and amenities through an online survey, which was completed by over 500 residents. In addition, BMLA held four community workshops, attended by over 120 residents, to gather additional feedback about park amenities and facilities. A fifth workshop concerning the Whispering Hills undeveloped site was also held to determine possible uses. Approximately 40 residents attended the workshop. The information from the survey, along with community feedback received from the workshops has been taken into consideration as the City prepares to update amenities and modernize park facilities.
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting
Following the community workshops and the online survey, BMLA has tabulated input received from residents. The public is invited to attend the Parks and Recreation Commission as BMLA will present the completed report, which incorporated feedback from the online survey and community workshops. Public participation and feedback on the report is encouraged. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Lake Forest City Hall (25550 Commercentre Drive).
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