Community can hear, give input at Parks Plan meeting

Continuing with its plan to seek public input during every step of the development of its Parks, Beaches and Trails Master Plan, the city of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to a community workshop on July 18.

Running from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, the meeting will feature the unveiling of the city’s initial recommendations, then small group discussions with each table reporting its conclusions to the whole group.

“Community input is an essential part of the Parks Master Plan process,” said Jennifer Campbell, Encinitas Director of Parks and Recreation. “The workshop is an excellent opportunity for residents to hear the initial recommendations of the plan and provide comments so that the plan meets the needs of our vibrant community.”

The city has worked with its consultant, GreenPlay LLC, which has worked with city staff to update its inventory of beaches, parks, trails, open space and facilities, met with numerous community groups and leaders and completed a comprehensive community survey. Then, on June 20, the first of two community workshops was held to report survey results.

Following the July 18 workshop, those results and the initial recommendations will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission at its open public meeting the next day.

The final recommendations for the Parks Master Plan are expected to be presented to the City Council and its advisory boards this fall.

For more information on the Parks and Recreation Department and the master plan development process, visit