City of Leander, TX

07/12/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 22:18

City seeks input on Leander parks future

The City of Leander is developing a comprehensive plan for the community's overall parks and recreation system. Citizen participation is vital to this development, and an online public survey is available for residents to offer input regarding their desire for future parks and recreation amenities in Leander.

Public input opportunities are also available at two upcoming workshops in the Pat Bryson Municipal Hall Council Chamber located at 201 N. Brushy Street:

  • Tuesday, July 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A smaller workshop for school-aged children also will be set aside with each meeting to allow for additional input from youth. All residents, business owners, local officials and other community stakeholders are invited to attend.

Initial discussions regarding Parks and Recreation Department goals have indicated a community desire to strike a balance between active recreation facilities, destination amenities and the preservation of natural and open spaces. As part of the early parks system inventory and analysis, and with respect for the existing natural environment in Leander, urban foresters will evaluate the existing tree canopy in the community to establish guidelines and benchmarks for open space within future parks.

Additional stakeholder interviews will be conducted with organized sports leagues, community groups, homeowner associations, businesses, developers, and other representatives to gain insight on what the community envisions for its park system.

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Input gathering is managed by Burditt Consultants, LLC. Burditt is an integrated planning and design firm grounded in the disciplines of community planning, landscape architecture, architecture and natural systems. For questions about this survey or the information gathering process, please contact Sarah Korpita at [email protected](link sends e-mail).

For more information regarding Leander parks and recreation planning, please contact Parks and Recreation Director Mark Tummons at [email protected](link sends e-mail).