The Memorial Park Visioning Process will guide the future development of the park. We anticipate that the vision document will help develop a new master plan as well as a long term vision for the park as funding becomes available. This vision process is taking place in three steps.
Step one was a set of workshops that allowed park stakeholders to participate in a “dotmocracy” exercise which guided staff as to which elements of the park people enjoy, what parts need some work, and even what areas of the park no longer function or are necessary. The information gathered from this exercise informed the next step of the process, concept development.
Step two has been completed. Park Planning staff developed a series of three conceptual diagrams for the park based on the stakeholder information from the initial workshops. Each concept has different ways of changing circulation, layout, and functions of the park. We received public input on these concepts through a survey that allows people to rank the elements of each plan. Staff synthesized the results into a final vision plan and document that represents the most highly ranked and feasible options for moving the park forward.
Step three was a public review of the vision document and final concept. Staff hosted open house sessions and gathered comments online. Staff is now finalizing the document based on those comments and moving the document forward through the Mayor and Commission agenda cycle for approval.
Status: Final Revisions Target Completion Date: Spring 2018 Location: 293 Gran Ellen Drive
Please call Park Planning at 706-613-3801 if you have additional questions.