We Want Your Feedback on Conceptual Designs for the Kiwanis/Girl Scout Park Plan


The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) invites residents to give their feedback on conceptual designs for Kiwanis/Girl Scout Park (Northwest Eighth Street and Eighth Place) at an upcoming open house. The open house is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at the park building, located at 810 NW Eighth St. Light refreshments will be served.

A survey about possible improvements to the park was compiled after meeting with neighbors and stakeholders of the park and special focus groups. PRCA then asked citizens to complete a survey providing input on possible park improvements. More than 100 citizens completed surveys and the concepts were further refined. The open house is the next step in the conceptual planning and design process to create a master plan for Kiwanis/Girl Scout Park. Conceptual plans will be presented at various stations, as well an overview of the process and a summary of findings. Lastly, participants will have the opportunity to prioritize funding for the park features that are most important to them.

PRCA Director Steve Phillips explains, “Several of our older parks were developed without a master plan. As an agency accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), we adopt best practice standards, such as master plans for every park, which allow us to achieve the goals reflected by the community. Our community outreach efforts mirror our city’s efforts to be the most citizen-centered city in the country. I hope you’ll attend and give us your ideas.”