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Help Shape Carlsbad's Parks and Recreation Programs

Carlsbad residents are invited to attend two community meetings Feb. 19 and 20 to discuss the city's parks and recreation action plan for the future.

If you could design the city park of the future, what would it look like? Would it be large and centrally located, or smaller and tucked away in your neighborhood? Would it have playgrounds, ball fields and a climbing wall, or would it invite more passive outdoor activities? What about the city’s future recreation programs? What classes would be offered and where? City residents are invited to weigh in on these questions and more at two upcoming public meetings that are part of a planning process designed to create a comprehensive parks and recreation action plan for the future. 

Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. 

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

City of Carlsbad Faraday Center, 1635 Faraday Ave.

Have little ones at home? Bring potty-trained kids ages 3 and older along to enjoy fun activities and supervised play onsite, led by trained and certified Parks & Recreation staff during the meeting. 

“The Carlsbad community has always valued healthy outdoor lifestyles and strong social connections, and that’s what our parks and recreation services are all about,” said Mick Calarco, special projects manager for the city. “It’s important to hear from residents as we plan for the future to ensure we continue to meet their needs and expectations.” 

The Parks & Recreation Department is developing an updated plan for future parks and recreation services to ensure resources are aligned with current and future trends, community values and the city’s changing demographics. In addition to public meetings, the city will collect input online and through mailed surveys, interviews and focus groups with the public.  

“The needs assessment and resulting comprehensive plan will help us to develop a mix of parks, facilities, programs and services that addresses the needs of our community and enriches the lives of our residents today and for years to come,” said Calarco.

The assessment and action plan are expected to be complete this fall.

–City of Carlsbad

Tapple February 09, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Let's move this City into the 21st century; meetings calling for citizen participation need an electronic element. We need to be able to participate by email, video conference and the like. A significant percentage of the citizenry served by Parks and Recreation is home in the evening having dinner with their family, bathing and helping children with homework.
City of Carlsbad February 11, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Totally agree. There will be an online public input process too. We'll post something when that is ready in a couple of weeks.

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