Anyone who has an interest in future parks and recreational opportunities in Rocky Mount should take advantage of a variety of opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas with city officials.
Local residents have a number of opportunities to give their input related to the direction, development and delivery of parks and recreation services during the next 10 years in Rocky Mount.
City officials are inviting people to share their thoughts through the city’s website, a citywide survey, focus groups and workshops and community visioning meetings, presentations and open houses.
The first public workshop is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gateway Convention Center. City staff plan to hold meetings at centralized locations in every ward during the coming weeks.
The city should be commended for striving to have such an open and accessible process by creating so many opportunities for public input. This is an opportunity for us all to work together to help craft a long-term vision to continue to create and build upon parks and recreational opportunities for Rocky Mount.
Parks and Recreation Director Kelvin Yarrell said the previous master plan was how the Rocky Mount Sports Complex was created, the Telegram’s Brie Handgraaf reported.
Parks and recreational opportunities can go a long way toward enhancing the quality of life in our community and attracting visitors and new residents.
We encourage every resident to take advantage of these opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas.