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Archived News Release from 2007

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Parks Department Invites Community to Help Plan for the Future

Redwood City, CA -  August 1, 2007 - The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is embarking on a community-based planning process to help guide the next 10-15 years of our parks and recreation facilities. The department is seeking public input and participation in this important process in order to best serve the community’s parks and recreation facilities needs of the future.

The City is committed to ensuring that voices from throughout the community are heard and that people’s opinions are incorporated into the planning process. It’s easy and fun to join in! An online survey is available throughout the month of August, and anyone age 16 and older can participate. The five-minute survey is online. Paper copies of the survey are available in English and Spanish at all Parks offices.

The survey includes questions about which parks and recreation functions and facilities are most important, where the City should focus its parks and recreation efforts, what kinds of facilities are desired, what types of trails or paths are preferred, and more.

Answers to these questions will be used as the Parks and Recreation Department proceeds with parks facilities planning for the next 10-15 years. The outcome of this community process will be a study presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council, which will include recommendations for priorities and funding for parks and park facilities.

There will be other opportunities for the public to participate in helping to create a blueprint for the future for our parks facilities, through the Parks and Recreation Commission, City Council, and Parks-sponsored community meetings. This survey represents the first step in gathering the general scope of needs that the community has for its parks facilities, the level of community interest in various parks elements, and the community’s desired parks priorities for the next several years.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at www.redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:

Corinne Centeno
Redwood City Parks Director
650-780-7254

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